Saratov Region: district Deputy Head gives social housing apartment to police Сhief's daughter as a gift
The Balashov District official has been charged with abuse of authority.
Aleksandr Moskalev, the First Deputy Head of the Balashov district Administration of the Saratov region actually gave a 3.7-million-ruble social housing apartment to the daughter of a former Chief of the district police as a present.
According to investigators, in August 2011, the Police Chief, whose name remains withheld, and three of his family members illegally got a council apartment in the center of the town of Balashov. Already in October 2012 the police officer was reassigned to a new position and moved to a different place together with his family. However, the lease agreement for the social housing apartment was not terminated.
In February 2016 the senior policeman’s daughter wished to privatize the apartment. Aleksandr Moskalev, who at that time served as the district head, helped her do this. Eventually, the policeman’s family sold the apartment.
The investigation charged Moskalev with power abuse, but the official refused to plead guilty.
The investigators have seized the apartment that used to belong to the town council.
Reference: Aleksandr Moskalev had served as the Head of the district Administration starting from November 2013. On September 30, 2016 he was appointed the First Deputy Head of the Administration.