Head of Dagestan’s Derbentsky district accused of embezzlement on large scale
The day before, Magomed Jelilov was summoned for interrogation.
The prosecution has accused head of Dagestan’s Derbentsky district Magomed Jelilov. The Investigative Committee of Russia believes the official had given 3 hectares of land to his relatives worth of 20 million rubles ($310 thousand).
“In 2015, Jelilov - using his official powers - transferred ownership of 3 land properties - with an area of 3 hectares located in Derbentsky district along the federal road Caucasus - to his relatives illegally and on a non-repayable basis,” the prosecution concluded.
The CrimeRussia had earlier reported searches had been carried out into the incident in Jelilov’s office and house. The official has been accused of embezzlement on a large scale with use of official power. The prosecution is seeking for the arrest of the accused.
The media reported about Jelilov’s detention on April 9. He was reported to have been convoyed to Moscow. A year ago, he was detained, too. However, as soon as the charges were dropped, he got back to his work in Derbentsky district.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.