Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Nature Management and Ecology Sergey Chernin is in the case of fraud on an especially large scale, the Basmanny Court of Moscow decided to arrest him until January 10.
Only the fact that the general director of Gazoproekt Dmitry Suchkov and the general director of HPP Ecotechnology Valery Merkulov are also reported about the case in court, reports TASS .
According to Kommersant, the Russian government has appointed Gazenergostroy as the sole contractor for the elimination of three objects of accumulated environmental damage in Dzerzhinsk: the Igumnovo landfill, the White Sea sludge collector and the Black Hole, a karst funnel with chemical waste from the Dzerzhinskoye plant plexiglass”. The price of the state contract exceeded 7 billion rubles, but the elimination of the Black Hole waste was not completed.
“Kommersant”, 11/11/2022, “The budget has sunk into the Black Hole”: All three were detained the day before in Moscow, and then taken by the FSB to the investigator of the Main Investigative Committee of the ICR, who charged them with committing a crime under Part 4 of Art. 159 (fraud on an especially large scale) of the Criminal Code. One of the participants in the investigation told Kommersant that the materials of the case initiated in April 2022 refer to the events of three or four years ago, when the defendants committed a scam during the reclamation of three waste collectors in the Nizhny Novgorod region.
Previously, the damage from it amounted to about 400 million rubles. But, the Kommersant source noted, the amount is not final, since a number of examinations appointed by the investigation have yet to be carried out. The defendants themselves, who do not admit guilt, and their lawyers noted that while the investigation was being conducted against “unidentified persons”, their clients repeatedly gave detailed testimony as witnesses. They could hide, including abroad, but did not do this, so the corresponding forecasts of the investigation are not true.
The defenders also cited significant lists of achievements of the accused. So, Sergei Chernin turned out to be not only a major entrepreneur, but also an honorary power engineer and an honorary worker in the Russian gas industry. At one time he headed the commission on ecology and environmental protection of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, and since 2017 he has been the deputy chairman of the committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation on nature management and ecology. Mr. Chernin turned out to be the author of about 50 patents, vice-president of the Society of Biotechnologists of Russia. — Inset K.ru
Sergei Chernin is President of the Gazenergostroy group of companies, which includes HPP Ecotechnologies.
Gazproekt is a company that develops documentation for the construction of gas, oil and other industries, as well as administrative buildings, according to the organization’s website.
The main activity of the HPP-ecotechnologies company is waste collection, follows from the SPARK data, additional activities are the production of metal structures, metal processing, processing and repair of metal products.
Valery Merkulov supervised the construction and commissioning of boiler houses and thermal power plants at facilities in Stary Urengoy, Smolensk, Pskov, Novgorod, Vyborg, Zvenigorod, follows from the certificate posted on the Gazenergostroy website. He also led the commissioning and commissioning of the first industrial biogas plant in the Kaluga region.
les.media, 08/06/2020, “Black hole” and attempt on Baikal”: Gazenergostroy was recommended (among others) by the Public Chamber, in which the commission on ecology and environmental protection was headed by Sergey Chernin, president of Gazenergostroy. […] On the official website of Gazenergostroy, Sergei Chernin is titled, among other things, as “Doctor of Technical Sciences, author of a number of patents, professor, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.” But, strangely, in a letter from the Department for Certification of Scientific and Scientific and Pedagogical Workers of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation signed by the Deputy Director of the Department Elena Loginova dated 01.10. doctor) of sciences and awarding the academic title of associate professor (professor) to Chernin Sergey Yakovlevich, provided for by the state system of certification of scientific and scientific-pedagogical workers, is not available in the registration database of the Department. […] The amazing blindness of officials at various levels raises suspicions about Chernin’s high patrons.
– Chernin carries with him a sign in his pocket, where the surname is mentioned Viktor Platonovich Patrushev (older brother Nikolai Patrushev), and puts this tablet on the table at various conferences, symposiums, and meetings,” says ecologist Maxim Shingarkin. It’s a bluff, a speculation. The board is the same every time. The fact that ties with the Patrushevs are a bluff is confirmed in the published response of the Security Council of the Russian Federation to a request on behalf of the press secretary of the Security Council to journalists in the Irkutsk region, which says that the Security Council and personally Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev have nothing to do with Chernin’s activities. There is no reason to believe that one of the people with the surname Patrushev works at Gazenergostroy LLC or receives a salary there … – Insert K.ru