Miass ex-mayor accused of office abuse attends City Duma meeting

Miass ex-mayor accused of office abuse attends City Duma meeting
Gennady Vaskov and his wife Photo: Znak.com

Gennady Vaskov's home arrest is over.

The former mayor of Miass, Gennady Vaskov, accused of abuse of office, has attended a meeting of the City Duma, which agitated the deputies, reports Znak.com.

According to eyewitnesses, the former official and his spouse were "just sitting there and watching."

Vaskov’s friends told the publication that his house arrest is over. Currently, he is not allowed to leave the city, although he may go out, work and attend official events.

Gennady Vaskov left the post of mayor of the Miass urban district after a conflict with the deputy assembly. He was charged with abuse of office when he purchased the Umka kindergarten with a regional grant. The investigation believes that the value of the facility was overly high. Vaskov insisted that the decision on the transaction was based on an appraiser's opinion. The deal was also verified by the regional chamber of commerce. The investigation has been going on for over a year.

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