Yakutsk officials suspected of corruption

Yakutsk officials suspected of corruption

The First Deputy Governor of the Verkhnevilyuysky District, Yakutia, is under investigation. He is accused of exceeding official powers resulted in grave consequences for the local budget.

The Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Republic opened a criminal case against the public servant on the allegation of breaking the Article 286, part 3, item c (Exceeding Official Power with Grave Consequences) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

The District Administration signed a municipal agreement with Splans Company for purchasing of apartment in an apartment house under construction in August of 2014, according to the investigation. People living in unfit housing were to be relocated there. The total sum of the agreement amounted to 64 million rubles; December 25, 2015 was the due date for handover of the apartments.

The real estate developer provided 28 million rubles worth of work and did not manage to finish the project by the due date; the agreement was terminated in July as a result. However, the civil servant signed statements of performed works and expenditures and work acceptance certificates despite knowing in advance that the project was not complete. Thus, he broke the Federal Law “On Contract System for Procurement of Goods, Works, and Services for Serving State and Municipal Needs“; the developer received 38 million rubles for no reason.

It was an inspection by public prosecutors that discovered the crime. Moreover, the Head of the State Office for Industry, Construction and Development of Infrastructure is under prosecution, too. He is accused of breaking the Article 286, part 3, item c (Exceeding Official Power with Grave Consequences) of the Code; police found that he illicitly signed work acceptance certificates.

Police is currently investigating circumstances of the crimes; the investigation continues.

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