Perm ex-official wants money from FSB for failed vacation in US
Galina Postanogova is suspected of illegal signing of the order to transfer eight plots of land to the ownership of Capital-Development LLC.
Ex-Head of the Perm department of the Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimushchestvo) Galina Postanogova, who is now a defendant in a criminal case, has reported illegal actions of security officials. The former official intends to seek substantial compensation from the FSB.
On Tuesday, August 8, former Head of the Rosimushchestvo’s local office Galina Postanogova (she left the agency last year) held a press conference, at which he spoke about the high-profile criminal case, in which she is a defendant. The former official is suspected of exceeding official authority in the sale of federal lands.
Galina Postanogova reported that in the evening of last Saturday, August 5, employees of the FSB regional department came to her home. However, the ex-official did not let the security officials in, and then she was asked to proceed for the interrogation.
The interview with the investigator lasted for several hours. The next day, Postanogova’s family planned to go on a vacation to Los Angeles, where the son of the suspect was taking English courses. The trip had to be canceled, although the tickets had been purchased in advance. Postanogova filed an application with the investigator to coordinate the departure, in response to which she received a “derisive” reply, which said that the application would be considered within three days. The former official also claims that siloviki did not give her water and refused to open the window, when she felt bad.
“I believe that all this was done to just prevent me from going on vacation. Although this was not justified by anything,” Postanogova said, adding that she would recover the costs associated with the failed vacation and compensation for non-pecuniary damage from the FSB in court.
Galina Postanogova also noted that she was suspected of illegal signing of the order to transfer eight federally owned plots of land to the ownership of Capital-Development LLC. While she claims that small land plots were sold at a cadastral value of approximately ten thousand rubles ($166), since real estate objects of Capital-Development LLC were located on them. At the same time, the transactions had passed state registration and legal expertise. Thus, Postanogova considers the criminal prosecution unlawful and has already addressed complaints to the central office of the FSB, the Prosecutor General's Office, and the president.
“I have great respect for the FSB, but some people simply should not work in this system,” Postanogova, who is currently under travel restrictions, summarized.
According to the suspect, her persecution was initiated by Acting Head of the Rosimushchestvo’s local office Denis Molodykh, who had filed an application with the FSB. He has not been available for comment.
Neither has the press service of the FSB regional department commented on the criminal case.
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