MOSCOW, July 15 (RAPSI) – Ex-CEO of Mostovik construction firm Oleg Shishov refuted on his VKontakte page information that he had filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy.

He stated that he had not signed the application and had not ordered anybody to prepare and sign such a petition. Shishov also noted that he is going to report to police over the situation. and would seek initiation of a criminal case against people, who had forged the claim. He has lodged a motion with a commercial court demanding to return the bankruptcy petition.

On Friday it was reported that Shishov filed a petition for his own bankruptcy with a commercial court in Russia’s Omsk Region. According to the records, he has debts totaling to 477 million rubles (over 7.5 million).

In 2016, Shishov was convicted and sentenced to 4 years in prison for evading about 500 million rubles in taxes.  According to investigators, between 2009 and 2011, Shishov forged financial documents and tax declarations of Mostovik, falsely reporting completion of construction works in Vladivostok and other cities by outside contractors.

Investigators claimed that these contractors had not done any works and the projects were completed by employees of Mostovik itself. As a result, investigators said that Shishov evaded paying over 478 million rubles in taxes. He pleaded guilty.

Additionally, investigators alleged that Shishov embezzled 526 million rubles ($9.2 million) received as advance payment for construction of the Omsk ring road.

In March 2017, Shishov was released on parole.

In March 2018, investigators opened a new case against Shishov on suspicion of tax crimes.