Rostov initiates criminal case against Federal Transportation Inspection Service Head
The suspect faces up to four years in prison for abuse of authority.
The acting Head of the Southern Directorate of the Federal Transportation Inspection Service (Rostransnadzor) is suspected of Exceeding Official Powers (part 1 of Article 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) because of his loyalty to Donskoy Port LLC, which allegedly committed an administrative violation with impunity. It is reported by the Southern Investigation Department for Transport of the ICR.
According to the investigators, on July 27, 2018, the suspect received a report about the violation of Donskoy Port but ordered his subordinates not to check the place. By his action, the official allegedly stripped the treasury of the federal budget of 320 thousand rubles ($4860), which the offender would recover.
Investigation of the criminal case continues. The suspect faces up to four years in prison.
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