What did Balashikha’s Mayor discuss with crime lord? 

What did Balashikha’s Mayor discuss with crime lord?
Evgeny Zhirkov

Mayor of Balashikha situated near Moscow Evgeny Zhirkov discussed circumstance of possible receiving kickback for the municipal earth with Petrukha.

A video, where Mayor of Balashikha Evgeny Zhirkov discusses circumstances of possible receiving kickback for the municipal earth linked in the Internet. Certain Vorobyov – “senior” and “younger” are mentioned in the conversation. And Zhirkov's interlocutor as Gosnovosti writes, could be local criminal leader Anatoly Petrov (Petrukha).

Video: Zhirkov discusses sum of the kickback

It is unknown when exactly was the video recorded, however, only last week field investigators of the General Administration for Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia together with employees of the Administration for Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Moscow region detained Head of advertizing and funeral services of the Balashikha Administration Ilya Lezhnev, who according to law enforcement authorities, required from the entrepreneur 500 thousand rubles a month for protection business. A criminal case initiated against the official for Bribe-Taking under part 5 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. At the moment Lezhnev is arrested.

At the same time since fall activities of a management of the city district Balashikha are checked by the Interdistrict Nature Protection Prosecutor's Office. They first of all were interested in data that in the new master plan of the city district, without coordination with the Ministry for Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources, lands were illegally excluded from structure of national park Moose Island. Now on the released territory multi-storey quarters Abramtzevo, Moose, Homutovo are under construction.

Besides, according to information which arrived in department, the commercial structures close to a city management, systematically receive municipal contracts, and are also engaged in illegal transactions with the earth and the real estate.

For example, according to the local entrepreneur, the firms registered to the spouse and the son of Zhirkov bought up tens of thousands of square meters of the municipal real estate in circumvention of competitive procedures, at closed tendering. At the same time the price of such transactions did not exceed 20 thousand rubles for square meter. In particular, the trick may also be in the transaction selling a non-residential property complex along Proletarskaya St., 2. The real estate of 1250 sq.m was purchased during closed trading to which LLC Triniti kompanii and LLC Gliron belonging to the spouse of the head of administration Galina Zhirkova were admitted.

According to the last declaration of the city's mayor, his spouse owns 6 parcels of land, 4 houses, the apartment, and also a set of economic objects: boiler room, garages, warehouses, manufacture workshop, office building etc.

Also its business activity mainly concentrated in Balashikha looks branched.

Фирмы Галины Жирковой

Photo: Galina Zhirkova's firms

While their son Dmitry does business in Railway. What is unsurprising – before in 2014 Zhirkov headed Balashikha, he was the Head of the Zheleznodorozhny city district for more than 10 years.

Фирмы Дмитрия Жиркова

Photo: Dmitry Zhirkov's firms

According to the media, the prosecutor's office checks receipt of state contracts for 5 billion rubles by the commercial structures of LLC Skopa, LLC Skopa proyekt and LLC Skopa plus arranged to the wife, the son and the official's daughter.




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