Former Deputy Mayor of Karachaevsk wanted for budget funds theft
The investigation found that Alibek Karaketov pushed for the theft of 15 of the 49 million rubles ($718.400) allocated for the implementation of the state program for the development of culture and tourism.
The Investigative Directorate of the ICR for Karachaevo-Cherkessia declared Alibek Karaketov, the former Deputy Mayor of the Karachaevsky City District (KGO), wanted over Exceeding Official Powers (part 4 of Article 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and Official Forgery (part 2 of Article 292 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). This is reported by the press service of the department.
The investigation found that Alibek Karaketov pushed for the theft of 15 of the 49 million rubles allocated for the implementation of the state program for the development of culture and tourism. The Center for Cultural Advancement was to be built, the investigation noted.
Karaketov, acting as the city district head, gave the Property and Land Relations Administration the duty to conclude a contract for the construction of a cultural center. The official exerted pressure on the deputy head of the department, demanding to complete the contract worth 99 million rubles with Rospromstroyinvest LLC without a tender. At the same time, Karaketov knew that the company was established four days before the agreement was signed. As a result, Rospromstroyinvest got more than 15 million rubles from the budget for allegedly completed work.
Alibek Karaketov held the post of the Deputy Mayor of Karachaevsky city district in 2013-2017.
In 2017, Karaketov was a participant in a shooting at a wedding in the center of Karachaevsk. Employee of the Accounts Chamber of the Republic Radmir Gerbekov opened fire from Saiga. At the same time, he was in a car that was driving along Lenina Street. The vehicle almost knocked down the elderly man who crossed the road. Karaketov accompanied the official to the police station when they detained him. He was suspected of patronizing Gerbekov. Despite this, the official was charged with hooliganism and released under recognizance not to leave.
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