Former Vice-Governor of Novgorod Region is to stand trial

Former Vice-Governor of Novgorod Region is to stand trial

Basmanny Court of Moscow will consider the case of the former Vice-Governor of Novgorod Region on the merits.

The indictment has been confirmed on the case of the former Vice-Governor of Novgorod Region Viktor Nechayev and his accomplices Sergey Aleksandrov and Ulyana Zhuravskaya.

According to investigation, the accused and his accomplices offered a Novgorod official to close his criminal case.

As reported by Kommersant, depending on the role and degree of involvement, they are accused of committing crimes under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code (Swindling on a large scale) and Part 3 and 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code (Attempted Swindling on a large scale).

FSB officers detained Nechayev as a result of an operation that triggered the investigation of another criminal case, initiated at the beginning of summer against yet another Novgorod public servant, namely, the Head of Shimskiy District Mikhail Nekipelov. He was suspected of Abuse of Official Powers (Art. 201 of the Russian Criminal Code) in 2009, when Nekipelov was the Head of Novgorodskiy Vodokanal municipal unitary enterprise.

In 2008, the unitary enterprise and Transstroy company signed a contract for the reconstruction of water supply and sewerage networks on Derzhavin street. According to the investigation, the company received nearly 30 million rubles from the municipal exchequer, however, no work was made.

The investigation materials state that Nechayev tried to convince the Head of the District that his case might be closed, provided the investigation would be referred to Moscow. For this service, he set a total price of 5.5 million rubles: 3 million rubles for referring the materials to Moscow and 2.5 for cessation of investigation. Ulyana Zhuravskaya was responsible for the details of the deal. Fraudsters were arrested while receiving part of the money.

Moreover, in the period from July to August 2013, Nechayev and Aleksandrov were persuading a local woman to have her husband released from the criminal prosecution, guaranteeing a suspended sentence. Estimated price of the favor was 6.5 million rubles.

The case of the former Vice-Governor was referred to the Basmanny Court of Moscow for consideration on the merits.

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