Moscow-area land fraud case: defendants are Military Prosecutor's Office former and current officers

Moscow-area land fraud case: defendants are Military Prosecutor's Office former and current officers

The Prosecutor General's Office will assist the Main Military Prosecutor's Office to investigate the case in respect of its staff in order to avoid conflicts of interest.⁠

The Main Military Investigation Department (GVSU) ICR asks the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika to instruct his department the overseeing the criminal case of illegal acquisition of land in the Krasnogorsk district of the Moscow region. According to TASS informed sources, witnesses in the case are former and current employees of the Main Military Prosecutor's Office. Therefore, to comply with the objectivity of the investigation the Prosecutor General's protege will carry out supervision.

Last week the GVSU opened a criminal case under Article Swindling on an especially large scale (part 4, Art. 159 of the Criminal Code) and Illegal Felling of Stands (part 3, Art. 260 of the Criminal Code). According to investigators, it was stolen about 20 hectares of land in federal ownership and related to the category of defence and security lands on the basis of fabricated documents by the merger with gardeners' non-commercial partnership Ivushka in 2006-2009. In the following data land spots have been allocated for a new gardeners' non-commercial partnership - Usadba, partners of which became 95 people, the share of each was about 20 acres, according to RIA Novosti. The total value of land now stands at about 400 million rubles.

In addition, the new owners, contrary to the law on the return of the lands into the forest fund with termination of the right to use such land by the military department, cut down the forest, causing damage in the amount of approximately 35 million rubles.

As explained the former Head of the Krasnogorsk district Administration, signed a decree on the issue of the ownership documents for the land, he was misled about the submitted to him documents' reliability.

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