Criminal case opened against former Head of Sovetsk

Criminal case opened against former Head of Sovetsk
Vladimir Lutsenko (left) at the opening of sport complex in Sovetsk

The Head of the Municipal Administration drove the town in the Kaliningrad region into debt.

Holding position of city manager in the city of Kaliningrad region for three years Vladimir Lutsenko became involved in the case. The official is suspected of involvement in the fraud, which resulted in illegal transfer of 80 million rubles from the city budget to Lithuania company LLC Baltlitstroy, according to the regional Prosecutor's Office.

The criminal case against him was initiated under part 1 of Article 286 of the Criminal Code (Exceeding Official Powers) that if found guilty he faces imprisonment for a term from 1 to 4 years.

According to the materials of the criminal case, in 2012, Lutsenko was signed the settlement agreement, under which the municipality of Sovetsk is obliged to pay 80 million rubles to the participant of the construction of sports and recreation complex in the conditions of co-financing instead of the actual share in sports complex, on behalf of the municipality with the commercial organization Baltlitstroy.

According to the Prosecutor's Office, the city manager does not have the authority to sign such a document. As a result, going beyond his official capacity, Lutsenko was responsible for the onset of significant municipal debt to the investor in the absence of the required amount in the budget for these purposes.

In accordance with the law, only the Head of the municipality, not the Head of the City Administration, can represent the city in the relationship with citizens and organizations. In 2012, according to media, Nikolay Voischev was the Head of the City District.

Note that Lutsenko held the post of the Head of the Sovetsk’s Administration from 2011 to 2015. Currently, he heads one of the social institutions of Sovetsk.

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