Two Primorsky officials fail to confirm legality of purchases, have property seized
They were unable to say where the money used to purchase their expensive cars had come from.
The Primorsky court looked through the expenses of an official and a deputy and ruled to turn their property worth 6 million rubles ($100.400) in favor of the state. As it was reported in the regional Prosecutor's Office, a former deputy of the Anuchinsky Duma had bought a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 (2015) worth over 4 million rubles ($67.000), and a staff member of Rosreestr's office had bought a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (2013), estimated at 1.8 million rubles ($30.100). In both cases, the purchase price exceeded their total income for the last three years.
They could not explain as to what legally obtained funds they could have used to buy the cars. The regional prosecutor appealed to the court, which found that the deputy and civil servant had failed to provide information confirming the acquisition of the cars with legitimate income.
The deputy had to return his off-road car in favor of the state. As the civil servant had already sold her car, the court ordered to recover its cost from her.
Recently, the FSB officers visited the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Primorsky District of St. Petersburg. The operatives of the Department M came to the police officers accompanied by the investigator and the search warrant. They were looking for evidence on the fact of falsification of a criminal case. However, a similar situation for the Primorsky Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is more likely to be a regular show: the staff of the administration and its superiors have appeared in high-profile criminal cases as defendants far too often.