Ex-deputy chairman of Stavropol region government put on international wanted list
The former official is being wanted as part of the investigation into a 3.5-million-ruble ($54,023) swindling case.
Investigators have put former Deputy Chairman of the Stavropol region government Andrey Murga on the international wanted list as part of the case of embezzlement of 3.5 million rubles allocated from the budget to create a website to promote local products. Murga received the money from the contractor of the state unitary enterprise Korporatsiyea Razvitiya Stavropolskogo Kraya ('Stavropol Region Development Corporation'), noting the discrepancy between the created technical project portal and specifications, but the amount was never returned to the budget, TASS reports.
The criminal case against Murga was initiated under Swindling (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code) back in January 2019. Former Director of the contractor corporation, Zaur Abdurakhimov, and former First Deputy Minister of the region’s Economic Develoment, Elena Kilpa, also came under investigation. Abdurakhimov compensated for material and moral damage, and his case was discontinued in March.
Murga became deputy chairman of the Stavropol region government in August 2017. Before that, from May 2015, he served as Minister of Economic Development of the region. Investigation found out about the loss of money allocated to create a site in late 2017. In March 2018, Murga retired of his own free will.