Criminal Code article for Vice-Governor of Krasnodar region Yuri Gritsenko

Criminal Code article for Vice-Governor of Krasnodar region Yuri Gritsenko
Yuri Gritsenko

The official is suspected of involvement in the theft of 200 million rubles in the construction of a perinatal center in Sochi.⁠

With regard to Vice-Governor of the Krasnodar region Yuri Gritsenko, supervising the construction sector, a criminal case was initiated under Exceeding Official Powers (Art. 286 of the Criminal Code). A source in law enforcement agency told TASS. Informants clarify that Gritsenko is checked for involvement in the theft of 200 million rubles allocated for the construction of a perinatal center in Sochi.

As the CrimeRussia reported, at the end of January 2017 the Administration of the Krasnodar region was searched and documents in the case of multi-million rubles embezzlement of budget funds were seized. But then sources of Kommersant pointed out that investigative measures were carried out in the framework of the criminal case under Art. 201 of the Criminal Code (Abuse of Authority in a commercial organization). After the searches, Yuri Gritsenko and one of his men were taken for questioning to the Regional Directorate of the FSB. Investigators believe that the withdrawal could take place through Kuban Universal Bank, which license was revoked in October last year, and it was declared bankrupt.

Yuri Gritsenko is the Deputy Head of the Krasnodar region since October 2015; he oversees the construction industry. Previously, he was a member of the Krasnodar Duma.

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