Dagestani corruption scandal: Prosecutor General's Office finds violations in allocation of budgetary funds

Dagestani corruption scandal: Prosecutor General's Office finds violations in allocation of budgetary funds

State contracts for a total amount of 2.4 billion rubles ($41.3m) were concluded contrary to the law.

In Dagestan, the special commission that verifies the top government actions legality continues to work. During the inspections the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation detects violations in the activities of the Dagestani Federal Treasury.

"The Commission of the General Prosecutor's Office has revealed numerous violations of the legislation when the Federal Treasury for the Republic of Dagestan has been conducting internal state (municipal) fiscal control authorizing operations," the Prosecutor General's Office says.

Members of the commission reveal illegal fund management for a total of 2.4 billion rubles ($41.3m) in the framework of concluding state and municipal contracts. At the same time, contracts were concluded without law compliance.

"Thus, in 2016 and 2017, the administration agreed to transfer more than 700 million rubles ($12m) for a municipal contract for the acquisition of residential premises in Makhachkala without checking the register of contracts," the Prosecutor General's Office reports.

Recall, a large-scale special anti-corruption operation continues in Dagestan. At the moment, interim Prime Minister of Dagestan Abdusamad Hamidov, two vice-premiers Shamil Isayev and Rajudin Yusufov, former Minister of Science and Education Shahabas Shahov, as well as Mayor of Makhachkala Musa Musayev and chief architect of the city Magomedrasul Gitinov have already been detained.

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