Saratov official will be tried for embezzling 17 mln rubles

Saratov official will be tried for embezzling 17 mln rubles

The trial of Deputy of the Voskresensky Municipal Council, who has embezzled 17 million rubles, begins in Saratov region.

Officers of the Bazarno-Karabulaksky Interdistrict Investigatory Department of the ICR Investigations Directorate in the Saratov region have completed the investigation of criminal case against 46-year-old Deputy of the Voskresensky Municipal Council of the Saratov region of the third convocation. The official has been convicted of corruption and fraud. He is charged under part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code (Swindling committed by an organized group on an especially large scale) and part 3 of Art. 159.1 of the Russian Criminal Code (Swindling related to crediting committed by a person through his official position).

According to investigative authorities, in the period from June 2009 to September 2013, while being the head of Bereznyakovskoe, the official in question concluded credit agreements in his name and names of 24 people, and illegally received more than 17 million rubles.

Investigating authorities have performed a great amount of work investigating this fraudulent crime. The property of the corrupt public servant has been seized; its estimated value exceeds 10 million rubles.

The investigating authorities have collected sufficient evidence in the case. Once the indictment is confirmed, the case will be referred to the court for further consideration on the merits.

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