Ex-Head of Tambov to face trial for official forgery
Investigation against the former Mayor is completed.
Investigation of a criminal case concerning former Head of Tambov Yuri Rogachev is completed. The press service of the Investigative Committee of the region reports about it on Thursday, October 12.
As it is specified in a release, the former Mayor is accused of Abuse of Official Powers (part 2 of Art. 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and Official Forgery (part 2 of Art. 292 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
According to the investigators, Rogachev, being the Mayor, signed two government contracts on repair of roads, however, in fact, the order has not been executed. Law enforcement authorities assessed damages from actions of the official at 117 million rubles ($2 million). The former city's Mayor said that transferring money in advance he “helped the company to buy materials.”
On September 21, kingpin Vladimir Vagin, aka Vagon, hanged himself. Two years earlier another thief in law Max Pioner also committed suicide. Vagon's lawyer does not believe in the version of suicide and intends to apply for a forensic medical examination.