Head of district in Kuban Region comes under investigation due to house of mother-in-law

Head of district in Kuban Region comes under investigation due to house of mother-in-law
Vladimir Gukalov

The official issued an illegal building permit.

In the Krasnodar Territory, the head of the Leningrad District, Vladimir Gukalov, is suspected of issuing an illegal permit for the construction of a residential building in a protected area. On the basis of materials submitted by the regional FSB Directorate, investigating bodies initiated a criminal case on exceeding official powers (part 2 of Article 286 CCRF), the press service of the ICR for the region reports.

“A capital construction facility in the immediate vicinity of the monument of history and culture was illegally erected on the site,” the agency explained.

According to the investigators, in March 2017, Gukalov issued his mother-in-law a permission to build a house on 417 Divizii Street on a plot of land at the border of the protected area of the cultural heritage object, the historic monument “Bank of 1908.” Such a decision is possible after the construction is approved by the regional body for the protection of cultural heritage, which, according to the investigation, was not done.

Gukalov heads the Leningrad District since 2013. In May 2018, investigators terminated a criminal case on misuse of land at the North Kuban Agricultural Experimental Station, which the official’s son Viktor Gukalov managed, RBC reports.

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