A court in the Altai Territory sentenced the owner of the recreation center “Globus” Viktor Korolyov, where a family of four died in the summer of 2020.
The entrepreneur was found guilty of a crime under Part 3 of Art. 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (the provision of services that do not meet the requirements of the safety of life and health of consumers, which negligently entailed the death of two or more persons).
What sentence did the court pass?
The court imposed punishment in the form of six years of imprisonment to be served in a correctional colony of general regime. The entrepreneur was taken into custody in the courtroom.
What happened at the recreation center?
In July 2020, the head of one of the departments of the press and mass communications department of the Altai Territory Iosif Kremenskikh with his wife and two minor children settled in the hotel house. They were placed in a room on the second floor of the building. Due to bad weather, the electricity was cut off on the territory of the base, and the owner of the camp site decided to install a gasoline generator in the utility room, located under the number of vacationers.
Violating safety requirements, the man filled the generator tank with gasoline, started the engine and connected to it devices that supply water to residential and non-residential premises. At the same time, he closed the front door and made it impossible for the toxic products of the generator exhaust to be released outside the room. As a result, the Kremensky family died from acute carbon monoxide poisoning. The dead were discovered only five days later, after the payment period for the room had expired.
Fearing criminal liability, the owner took the generator to the Altai Republic. For several days, forensic investigators had to seize and examine material evidence in order to establish the cause of death of tourists.
Who is Viktor Korolev?
Viktor Korolev — Altai entrepreneur. Tourist base “Globe”, located in the Altai region near the lake “Aya”, he acquired in 2016. For four years, he provided services for organizing recreation, as well as accommodation for tourists on the territory of the base, including in a hotel house.
After his arrest, Korolev spent three months in a pre-trial detention center. Since November 2020, he has been under house arrest. The investigation of the criminal case was completed in March 2021.
At the time of the death of the tourists, Korolev was a defendant in another criminal case related to the camp site for several months. According to Bankfax, an entrepreneur from Biysk Alexei Mineev filed a complaint with the police about fraudulent actions by two Altai businessmen — Yuri Solodovnikovand Viktor Korolev. According to the businessman, he transferred more than 7 million rubles to buy the Globus tourist center, but he never became the owner of this property, and the sellers refused to return the money.
Mineev managed to initiate a criminal case against Korolev, but the investigation was temporarily suspended.
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