Former Deputy Mayor of Yakutsk tried to hide before arrest
As reported by the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Republic of Sakha, the former Deputy Mayor of Yakutsk Egor Popov has been arrested by a court decision.
As reported by the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Republic of Sakha, the former Deputy Mayor of Yakutsk Egor Popov has been arrested by a court decision. The official is suspected of abuse of authority. Criminal case has been initiated under part 3 of Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code.
According to case materials, in 2013 the Deputy Head of Yakutsk City District Egor Popov ordered to reduce the building area of an inclusive school intended for joint studying of ordinary students and children with disabilities.
A plot of land remaining after the reduction of the building area was subsequently used by development company for the construction of an apartment building. Moreover, 1 million rubles of budgetary funds was spent on the adjustment of design estimates for the school building. The school, however, has yet to be built.
According to the ICR of Yakutia, when the Prosecutor's Office and the Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption took up the school’s case, the suspect tried to escape and bought a ticket to Moscow, but was detained by officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Investigative Committee. Investigative measures are currently being taken in the case.
Investigation of the case against Egor Popov began in May. Officers of the Investigative Administration of the MIA of Yakutsk for Economy and Finance conducted a search in Egor Popov's office on May 18. At that time, Popov's close friend, Oleg Olesov, was also detained under the criminal case of the school land plot.
After scaring Dagestan with inspections, arrests, and searches, the interdepartmental commission of the Prosecutor General’s Office and ICR has identified key priorities for the regional watchdog authority. After the crackdown on the old clan-based system, the management reforms became more constructive – however, another wave of criminal cases, terminations, and arrests is expected in the republic. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what other Dagestani officials are currently at risk.