Almost $1m: Investigation estimates damage in case of Head of Moscow region’s Serpukhov

Almost $1m: Investigation estimates damage in case of Head of Moscow region’s Serpukhov
Alexander Shestun at the court

The ICR has sought for the initiation of the case since 2013.

At the court session, at which the issue of electing a preventive measure to Head of the Serpukhov district of Moscow region Alexander Shestun was considered, the investigator said that the damage from the actions of the official is estimated at 62 million rubles ($996.000). This is reported by a correspondent of RBC from the courtroom.

The representative of the ICR said that the investigation has sought the initiation of the criminal case since 2013. It is associated with the illegal allocation of four land plots in the suburbs in the period from 2008 to 2014. Moreover, at the moment the law enforcers check the involvement of Shestun in other crimes, the investigator added.

The case file contains a report on the detection of the corpus delicti on 9 June, as well as the verification report dated 25 May, Judge Yulia Safina read out. According to her, inspections related to land were carried out in 2013, but since then investigators have repeatedly refused to initiate criminal cases. The earliest refusal is dated February 2014.

Recall that Shestun was arrested on June 13 after searches in his cottage. The official does not recognize his guilt and considers the case initiated against him a desire of certain persons to take revenge on Head of the Moscow region Andrey Vorobyov and some other officials.

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