Prosecutor-General's Office to seize property of another ex-head of district and millionaire
This is about 407 real property items, 4 cars, and money equivalent of property that had already been seized.
Russia’s Prosecutor-General's Office has prepared a sue for Klin city court related to forfeiture to the State of illegally purchased property of an ex-head of Moscow region’s Klin - Aleksander Postrigan. It is worth of about 4 billion rubles. TASS reports it is about 407 real property items (apartments, summerhouses, a recreational compound and others) with a cadastral value of 935.7 million rubles ($14 million), 4 cars (Тоyota Land Cruiser, Меrcedes S350, Аudi А8, Аudi Q5) worth of 9.4 million rubles ($145 thousand) and money equivalent of property worth of 3 billion rubles ($46.2 million) that had already been seized.
“It was determined that Postrigan used his employment status for personal enrichment by means of property that had earlier been municipal, Kurennoy reported,” statement of the Prosecutor-General's Office says.
Fight for the property of Postrigan who headed Klin district from 1996 till 2014 has been taking place since his arrest in summer, 2018. He is being accused of exceeding official powers with grave consequences and forgery by an official (item 3 of article 286 and article 292 of Russia’s Criminal Code). The official brought into service a house for emigrees from old buildings that is now considered emergency. The investigation theory is that Postrigan knew for certain that the works on this object were done inappropriately, but put it into operation. The damage from his actions are estimated at 34 million rubles ($520 thousand).
The investigation determined that Postrigan has a lot of land properties and real estate he had bought for money received thanks to a shadowy administrative activities; they were registered in the names of figureheads: a wife, a son, a friend of the accused - the total of 8 persons. Klin city court arrested the property upon a petition of the prosecution for protective measures to pay for the damage, but this decision was challenged a few times in courts of various instances. The defence insists that the amount worth of 34 million rubles is incommensurable with the cost of the arrested property. Besides that, lawyers believe that the prosecution could not prove affiliation of legal owners of property with the accused Postrigan.
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