Makhachkala mayor sentenced to $3k fine instead of 2 years
The State demanded 2 years of imprisonment for Abusupyan Gasanov.
The court of Makhachkala has sentenced former Acting Mayor Abusupyan Gasanov to a fine of 200 thousand rubles ($3,135). He is charged with Exceeding Official Powers under part 2 of Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code.
It is known that the case was considered using a special procedure, that is, without interrogating witnesses and researching evidence. At the hearing, Gasanov immediately repented and fully admitted his guilt. Before the trial, he fully repaid the damage of 34 million rubles ($533,030).
The State demanded 2 years of imprisonment for Gasanov.
According to the investigation, in 2018, Gasanov, acting as mayor, without legal rights, ordered the head of the housing and utilities department to make Domrost the winner in a construction auction. For this reason alone, a contract was signed with this company. The services of Domrost cost 34 million more than all other bidders offered.
It is noteworthy that Gasanov got the position of Makhachkala mayor after the arrest of his predecessor Musa Musayev. He is serving 4 years in prison for Exceeding Official Powers.
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