Charged with swindling ex-deputy Parshin does not appear in court again
The Volzhsky Сity Court of the Volgograd region postponed the trial of the criminal case against former State Duma deputy from the Communist Party Nikolay Parshin to April, 26 due to "the defendant's failure to appear".
Mr. Parshin is charged with Swindling committed by an organized group on an especially large scale (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code).
According to the Investigative Committee, he, while still a deputy of the Volgograd regional Duma, organized a fraudulent scheme, as a result of which the budgets of the region and Sredneakhtubinsky district of the Volgograd region were damaged for 25 million rubles ($443.8 thousand).
The case papers state that in 2008 the administration of this district sold an abandoned school building and a plot of land in the village of Rakhinka for 250 thousand rubles ($4.4 thousand) to a private company. After that, according to investigators, head of the regional administration Sergey Tikhonov, director of the buyer company of the building Sergey Chekunkov, head of the finance department of the Volga administration Andrey Uvarov and Nikolay Parshin decided to embezzle public funds. In October 2012 the school was included in the regional target program and redeemed back, but for 25 million rubles ($443.8 thousand).