Former Mayor of Yalta searched
Employees of the FSB conducted a series of searches of former and existing officials of Yalta, in particular, former Head of the Yalta administration Andrey Rostenko and members of his team got into the field of view of the siloviki.
As Crimean publicist Alexander Talipov told, the searches were held at former Mayor of Yalta Andrey Rostenko, as well as Deputy Head of the city administration Tatyana Kukhteeva, the Head of the Property and Land Relations Department of the mayoralty Lilia Molostova and Chairman of the Yalta City Council Roman Derkach.
According to the public opinion, the last searches can be directly connected with the scandal that took place earlier. Then, Lilia Molostova got into trouble because the city budget received less than 2.3 billion rubles ($39m) from the sale of land.
Alexander Talipov also noted that, according to his information, Molostova voluntarily resigned. In addition, Deputy Mayor for Transport and Communications, Youth and Sports Anton Tikhomirov also filed an application for dismissal.
According to the media, it was impossible to contact Andrey Rostenko for comments on the current situation, his phone was turned off.
It is noteworthy that there is no official confirmation that there have been searches or other investigative actions.
The businessman stated that he had given the money to the Head of the Main Directorate of Interdepartmental Cooperation and Internal Security of the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) for "advancing the case" on the watch stolen from him by ICR officers.