Crimean Ex-Minister of Finances accused of negligence
Investigation concerning Vladimir Levandovsky is completed, the Investigative Committee declared.
Former Minister of Finance of the Republic of Crimea Vladimir Levandovsky became a defendant on the case of negligence at an expenditure of 13 million rubles ($229.000), the press service of regional ICR reports.
As the investigation established, in March, 2014 “in defiance of established by the existing budgetary legislation order, in the absence of reasonable budgetary inquiry" the official assumed that the debt of expenses of republican committee on land resources to the commercial organization was repaid at the expense of budgetary funds though the works were not actually performed. As interim measures the investigation seized the land plot of the former minister within the criminal case.
It is remarkable that after Levandovsky became a Minister in February, 2014, Head of the Republic Sergey Aksenov included him in structure of the republican interdepartmental commission on anti-corruption.
The Russia’s Investigative Committee central office has taken the case of former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Marat Oganesyan for investigation. However, the St. Petersburg’s Investigative Committee dept (regional dept where the case had been investigated previously) did not find state budget damage in the Zenit Arena fraud case.
Among his accomplices are a lawyer, who presented himself as the plenipotentiary of the self-proclaimed republic in the International Criminal Court with the United Nations, and an entrepreneur, already serving a sentence for attempting to seize a building.