Ex-Mayor of Makhachkala sentenced to 4 years in jail over power abuse
The ex-official was also banned to hold civil and municipal positions for three years.
The Court of Makhachkala sentenced former Mayor Musa Musayev to four years in prison in the case of abuse of power (Article 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), TASS reports with reference to the press service of the court. Musayev was also banned to hold civil and municipal posts for three years.
The case was considered in a special order, as the Mayor fully admitted his guilt. The prosecution asked five years in a colony general regime for the accused, while his defense insisted on a suspended sentence. There have been no reports regarding the intention of the layers to appeal the verdict yet.
Musayev was charged under item c, Part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Exceeding Official Powers by a person holding a government post of the Russian Federation with the infliction of grave consequences) on January 25, 2018. On January 19, he was detained, searches were conducted in his house and in the city administration.
According to the investigation, in the spring of 2016, Musayev transferred land of 17.5 thousand square meters owned by the republic to Arsky brick factory. The plant paid 1.1 million rubles for the land plot, while the market price of exceeded 81 million rubles. Basing on this fact, the Investigative Committee estimated the damage from Musayev’s actions at 80 million rubles.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
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