Criminal case initiated against Smolensk region ex-Governor

Criminal case initiated against Smolensk region ex-Governor
Former Governor of the Smolensk region Alexander Prokhorov

Alexander Prokhorov is charged with inflicting property damage amounting to more than two million rubles ($32.800) to led by him in the 2010s self-regulating organization Union of Smolensk Builders (SRO).

A criminal case is initiated against the former Head of the Smolensk region. According to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the region, Alexander Prokhorov is suspected of causing the SRO Union of Smolensk Builders, which he headed about seven years ago, material damage of two million rubles.

In particular, the investigators believe that the official unjustifiably and improperly changed the conditions for depositing funds of his organization in the bank, causing substantial material damage.

The basis for the criminal prosecution of Smolensk region former Governor Alexander Prokhorov was a statement with which the SRO appealed to the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs last year. Builders have lost about 160 million rubles ($2.7m) of SRO stabilization fund as a result of the Smolensky Bank liquidation. And, as stated in the statement, Alexander Prokhorov decided to leave money in the Smolensky Bank on the eve of the credit institution license recall.

According to the materials of the case, in 2012, Prokhorov intentionally concluded additional agreements to the existing contracts with SROs, under which the interest rate was reduced from 7.5% to 1% per annum.⁠

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