The apartments went to Pochapsky
Former assistant to the Moscow military prosecutor Igor Pochapsky, having left the service, helped withdraw money from the Moscow Region until his arrest.
The Main Military Investigation Department (GVSU) of the Investigative Committee found the organizers of the theft of 45 hectares of Moscow Region land in New Moscow and the Moscow region.
As the correspondent managed to find out, Mr. Pochapsky is related to another interesting story about how several dozen apartments in the Moscow Region “floated away” into private hands. He could also take part in a possible scheme to make money on the property of the main military department together with a number of high-ranking officials.
How Moscow Region real estate “sailed away” into the wrong hands and what does Pochapsky have to do with it
We are talking about apartments located in building No. 62, building. 1 on the street Metallurgists of Moscow, built under an investment contract with the subsequently bankrupt Voeninveststroy CJSC. The Moscow Post has documents at its disposal confirming that the company received the land on which it built the house from the Ministry of Defense with the obligation to transfer 20% of the residential premises to the ownership of the military department after its construction.
Photo: from the report of the Acting Head of the Supervision Department (over the implementation of anti-corruption legislation) of the Main Military Prosecutor’s Office D.V. Shatilov. 2014 Source: archive The Moscow Post
As a result, when the apartments were ready, with the complete connivance of the customer, they were removed from the register, which contributed to their subsequent theft by officials of the 159th Department (Housing) of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The head of this department is Colonel A.P. Belousov. According to deliberately forged documents (orders of the head of the Main Economic Institution of the Russian Ministry of Defense and social tenancy agreements), 28 out of 49 apartments were registered in the name of various persons, most of whom had never completed military service under a contract.
Then Belousov A.P. with the help of his former subordinate V.M. Stadnik. During 2012, he filed claims in favor of the recipients of the apartments, which were satisfied. As a result of all these acts, Belousov, as follows from official documents, was taken into custody and, according to some sources, subsequently went to a colony.
The people who received the apartments, when explaining how everything happened, mentioned Pochapsky’s name in the context of the fact that it was he who gave instructions to draw up some of the documents necessary for the implementation of the scheme.
Photo: archive The Moscow Post
Pochapsky himself was then also interrogated. He told a story about how he intended to purchase an apartment in Moscow for his parents living in Ukraine at their expense, and therefore contacted various commercial organizations.
According to Pochapsky, in the spring of 2012, V.A. Shaporev approached him. (former deputy of Belousov) with an offer to help purchase an apartment in that same ill-fated building. After this, Pochapsky handed over the necessary documents to Shaporev, then he fell ill and did not know what was happening next with the apartment into which he allegedly intended to move his relatives. And they subsequently decided not to purchase real estate. Pochapsky seemed to have neither heard nor known anything about the production of fictitious documents that other buyers were talking about.
And yes, an important detail – none of those who received apartments from the Moscow Region paid for them. And for some reason this didn’t bother anyone.
Excellent location of the house in which the apartments were sold. Opposite a park, lakes and with developed infrastructure. Photo: “Yandex.Maps”
A small three-ruble note here can be bought for 30.5 million rubles. Photo: https://domclick.ru
It’s hard to believe in the absence of selfish interest, just as it’s hard to believe in Pochapsky’s illness “at the most crucial moment” and his complete indifference to the further fate of the personal documents he prepared.
Heydays and acquaintance with Shlyk and Sapunov
In 2013, our comrade left military service. But he remained idle for long. He created First Legal Center LLC, engaged in legal practice. He didn’t lose his connections with the Moscow Region, because “PPC” entered into an agreement with the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Hotel Management” of the military department to rent several premises in residential buildings. We learn this from the lawsuit that the Moscow Region filed against the office in 2022, indicating that it did not pay it a penny for the entire two years of rent.
The amount came up to 12.2 million rubles, along with fines and penalties, but the court decided that it was enough to collect about half of this figure, generously saving the defendant from too “horse” fines.
The most interesting thing is that the Federal State Unitary Enterprise came to its senses only when Pochapsky was “taken into consideration” by the investigators, as if they had decided to sharply abstract themselves from the person involved in the story of land theft. One gets the impression that until this moment the management of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise, together with Mr. Pochapsky, reaped the fruits of this alleged renting of premises. It is quite possible that Pochapsky leased the property to the Moscow Region, acting as a kind of intermediary between the management of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise and the tenant, taking part of the commission for himself.
Through his former colleague Galina Melkumova, who was the founder of PPC, Pochapsky may be connected with the Antal company, which leased a prefabricated gym to Moskomsport on the territory opposite house 31 on Losinoostrovskaya. Perhaps there were MO lands there too?
The idea of assistance from people from the military department is also suggested by the fact that the head of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise, Andrei Nikolaevich Shlyk, came to the leadership literally a few days before these same lease contracts were concluded.
We managed to find interesting information regarding Mr. Shlyk. Previously, he was a police officer and rose to the rank of deputy head of the OP No. 1 of the Vlasikha Municipal Department of Internal Affairs. And, according to the authors of the telegram channel “Kontora Writes”, allegedly during his “impeccable” service he was repeatedly suspected of corruption. But he remained “clean”, although it seems that even his boss Vadim Maksimov, excuse the tautology, was taken for a bribe.
Shlyk himself was allegedly fired on discreditable grounds and he was “warmed up” by Radiy Khabirov’s team when he was still the mayor of Krasnogorsk. In his team, Shlyk took the honorary post of Deputy Minister of Land and Property Relations, from where he resigned of his own free will in 2019.
Shortly before this, security forces took into custody the deputy head of Krasnogorsk near Moscow for land and property relations, Dmitry Feoktistov, for bribery. It is likely that Shlyk was afraid for his own integrity. Is the thief’s hat on fire?
Then official sources spread information that Shlyk had found another job and therefore quit. Nevertheless, he appeared in the Ministry of Defense structures only at the end of 2020, and perhaps he occupied a less prominent position. In any case, his departure seems more like an escape.
By the way, Mr. Shlyk and his family, according to the anti-corruption declaration, even before working in the Moscow Region had a lot of real estate in use and ownership. Photo: https://declarator.org/person/1327051/
In 2017, Shlyk was the head of the liquidation commission of MATP Krasnogorskoye, which was transformed into the now bankrupt MUP RSP. Who knows what he could have managed to profit from there?
Shlyk was most likely promoted to the Ministry of Defense by comrade Mikhail Sapunov, director of the Department of Military Property, who came to this post in 2017. Until that moment, he worked in the same Krasnogorsk and it was Khabirov who replaced him. So Shlyk’s manipulations with the premises of the Ministry of Defense can be carried out with the go-ahead of Sapunov.
This is how a tangle of interests is formed – Pochapsky is far from the only one who has his eye on the property of the Moscow Region.
Flight of partners and the role of the head of the Main Military Prosecutor’s Office and Valery Petrov
After the case began to unfold against him, Galina Aleksandrovna Melkumova abruptly left the PPC founders; a month before that, she left another company registered to her, Highway, which in 2018 received contracts from the Main Military Prosecutor’s Office. The lady, apparently, was guided by the same thoughts as the FSUE that filed the lawsuit under the leadership of Shlyk.
This suggests that the GVP could also participate in possible fraud through the Highway. The contracts that she concluded are called “Catering services for members of a foreign delegation from the Kyrgyz Republic” and “Services of other catering establishments with full service without entertainment programs.”
There are no specifics in the texts of the contracts – neither on the number of persons, nor on the number of dishes. So the price may actually have been inflated. But this is just a guess. However, given that Pochapsky was a former assistant to the Moscow prosecutor, and the GVP ordered from him, it is not difficult to establish connections. By the way, the Moscow military prosecutor’s office is headed by the former military prosecutor of the Strategic Missile Forces, who worked in the village of Vlasikha, Moscow region, Andrei Popov.
Let us remember that during the years he held the position of a policeman, Pochapsky also worked there. So, perhaps Popov was familiar to our hero, as was the entire “royal army.”
Contracts with GVP were concluded under Valery Georgievich Petrov, who replaced Sergei Fridinsky. If Melkumova’s departure from Highway is an escape, perhaps law enforcement should pay attention to the company’s agreements with GVP.
For the “Motherland”!
In general, Pochapsky’s business colleagues and people associated with him have names that are mostly similar to law enforcement officers. For example, Sergey Yuryevich Zhavoronkov, who at one time owned Highway, is connected through several companies with Yuri Mikhailovich Zhavoronkov, who is mentioned in the publication of a scientific work on the topic of forensic medical examination as a specialist in the forensic department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Vologda.
In addition, Pochapsky is associated with the founder of the Rodina party, Vyacheslav Lapidus. Together they were among the founders of the Nation Development Foundation. What he does is not clear, there is no reporting. But, looking at the facts that were discovered about Pochapsky, the question arises: was it really “grinding” the party’s property?