Farmer-deputy suspected of appropriating over $261 thousand

Farmer-deputy suspected of appropriating over $261 thousand
Deputy of the District Council of the Krasnoyarsk region could embezzle 15 million rubles

The Investigative Committee is trying a criminal case against the deputy of the Sukhobuzimsky district Council, the Krasnoyarsk region.⁠

The deputy of the Sukhobuzimsky district Council, the Krasnoyarsk region, is suspected of fraud on an especially large scale. This is reported by the ICR department in the Krasnoyarsk region.

According to the investigation, the suspect created a peasant farm in 2014, the management of which entrusted his wife and father. Later, he provided inadequate information to the regional Ministry of Agriculture about the amount of his income, as a result of which he received a grant of 21 million rubles ($365.919) for the development of peasant farm.

Part of the funds received by the parliamentarian was used by purpose, paying for the work of counterparties. The remaining funds in the amount of more than 15 million rubles he transferred to the account of a friend's company, allegedly for the execution of works. In reality, this company did not render any services, and the money was cashed and stolen.

The suspect was detained and questioned. He did not admit his guilt. A criminal case has been initiated under part 4 of Art. 159 (Swindling on an especially large scale). Investigators are going to petition for the detention of a defendant.

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