Prosecutor’s office running background check on Irkutsk deputy governor following media reports on his Italian properties
Dmitry Chernyshov is reported to own a house in the Italian village of Gemmano.
The prosecutor’s office is running a background check on Irkutsk deputy governor Dmitry Chernyshov over alleged violations of anti-corruption legislation following a media coverage of his real estate in Italy on REN TV. The department confirmed that they were going to do a check on Chernyshov.
Earlier, the channel reported that the deputy governor had a villa in the Italian village of Gemmano. According to residents, the Chernyshov family stays there every summer.
It is reported that Chernyshov was the one who asked the region head Sergey Levchenko to launch an investigation after the release of the story.
According to the channel, the Italian house is registered in the name of the deputy governor’s father Viktor Chernyshov. Over the past four years, he allegedly made only 7 million rubles, which is not enough even to buy land in Italy.
According to his tax declaration, he and his wife made 11.5 million rubles between 2015 and 2017.
The channel notes that Chernyshov’s neighbor in Italy is his former classmate Vladimir Peretolchin. In 2015, he headed the Irkutsk Region Development Corporation. According to the reports of the Chamber of Control and Accounts, the company made 106-million-rubles’ worth of dubious financial transactions over the year, REN TV reports.