Ex-mayor of Chelyabinsk region arrested for $8.6 swindling
Yesterday, the local FSB department searched the house of former Mayor of the Chelyabinsk region, Sergey Davidov.
Former Mayor of the Chelyabinsk region Sergey Davidov was arrested and questioned in relation to a major fraud case, according to the FSB Chelyabinsk Region Department Office of Public Affairs, as quoted by Izvestiya and several regional media outlets.
The Russian FSB Chelyabinsk Region Office of Investigations opened the criminal case for violation of article 159, part 4 of the Russian Criminal Code following inspections by the Russian Accounts Chamber Chelyabinsk Region Department and MIA Chelyabinsk Region Main Department.
Law enforcement officers discovered the major embezzlement of a housing and public utilities public company’s money that that had been committed between 2012 and 2015, according to pre-trial data.
The embezzlement may have been committed by means of overstating CHKTS Public Company’s contract prices, according to Dostup1. About 500 million rubles ($8.6 million) were stolen from the company’s bank account. The local FSB department searched the house of former Mayor of the Chelyabinsk region, Sergey Davidov, as reported yesterday.
It is currently being decided whether to charge the former public official and prosecutor and what pre-trial restrictions to impose on him, according to some reports. Meanwhile, the FSB Chelyabinsk Region Department Office of Public Affairs refuted these reports, according to Komsomolskaya Pravda-Chelyabinsk.
Sergey Davidov was the Chelyabinsk Mayor between 2010 and 2014. The media reported on him having ties to former Chelyabinsk Mayor Mikhail Yurevich who has been put on the wanted list for allegedly taking a bribe of 3 billion rubles ($52.1 million).