Novokuznetsk: head of city board for housing privatization fired following searches

Novokuznetsk: head of city board for housing privatization fired following searches
Vitaly Pulyaev

The law enforcers’ visit was tied to a swindling case.

Mayor of Novokuznetsk Sergey Kuznetsov has ordered to fire a head of the city board for housing privatization Vitaly Pulyaev. On April 12, searches were carried out in Pulyaev’s office, reports TASS with reference to the media office of the city administration.

“Head of the city board for housing privatization Vitaly Pulyaev has been fired by the city’s mayor today,” the media office reported.

They specified that the mayor had been on vacation when the searches had been carried out in Pulyaev’s office. He returned from vacation on Monday.

The decision on the dismissal of the official was made by the city’s mayor due to “a criminal case initiated by investigative bodies <…> into swindling on an especially large scale,” they emphasized.

On April 12, investigators of the regional Investigative Committee of Russia and representatives of the Federal Security Service Directorate carried out searches and seizure of documents in the city board’s offices in Novokuznetsk. Details on the criminal case have not been elaborated.

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