Ex-head of Klin district, Moscow region, suspected of embezzling over 50 million rubles

Ex-head of Klin district, Moscow region, suspected of embezzling over 50 million rubles
Alexander Postrigan

His wife, son and nephew are among the persons involved in the case.

Alexander Postrigan, the former head of the Klin district of the Moscow region, accused of organizing a criminal community, corruption and a number of other crimes, became a defendant in another criminal case on fraud. According to investigators, the ex-official and five other people, including Postrigan’s family members, stole more than 50 million rubles, Business FM reports.

“The case was brought against Postrigan, his family members and loved ones, who are charged with the theft as part of an organized criminal group and the legalization of municipal property on an especially large scale,” the source quoted the law enforcement agency as saying.

The criminal case was based on the materials of the Prosecutor General’s Office and instituted under part 4 of Art. 159; part 4 of Art. 160 and Art. 174.1 of the Criminal Code. Searches were carried out at the suspects’. Police detained Sergey Ikhnev, the former head of the department of legal regulation of land and property relations of the Klin district administration; Alexei Polyanin, the head of the local appraisal organization, which allegedly deliberately underestimated the cost of the state property, and Postrigan's nephew Vadim Ermoshkin, in whose possession the municipal lands were transferred of by order of the ex-head of the district.

Postrigan’s wife Elena and son Valery are the suspects. Elena Postrigan, while holding the position of head of the registration chamber of Klin, registered the real estate transactions deemed illegal by investigators. Valery Postrigan absconded justice and was put on the wanted list; his mother has not yet been found.

On June 29, 2018, Alexander Postrigan was arrested in another case. The ex-official was accused of exceeding official powers when signing the commissioning act of a collapsing residential building; official forgery, namely, issuing of documentation for commissioning a residential building not equipped with a fire system and gas supply without permission of the State Construction Supervision Authority, and accepting a bribe for the illegal issuance of summer veranda permit (part 3 of Art. 286, Art. 292 and part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

The Prosecutor General’s Office requires the seizure of about 9-billion-rubles’ worth of property from Postrigan through the court. The ex-official seized more than two thousand real estate items that previously belonged to the district through dummies and relatives in the Klin district alone. In addition, hotels in Sochi and Spanish Catalonia were found among Postrigan’s properties, as well as two estates in the Astrakhan region.

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