Novopavlovsk ex-head caught on fraud

Novopavlovsk ex-head caught on fraud
Vladimir Kuznetsov

The official has been charged.

The former Head of Novopavlovsk, Vladimir Kuznetsov, is accused of fraud, abuse of office and exceeding official powers, the press service of the ICR informs.

According to investigators, in October 2010, the official, not having legal grounds for that, entered into a lease agreement between the administration of Novopavlovsk and an individual entrepreneur, to whom he transferred a plot of land for use.

Afterwards, it turned out that the land was handed over personally to the Head of Novopavlovsk, not to the municipality. On this plot, the official built real estate objects intended for cattle breeding and keeping.

Later, the land was transferred to Kuznetsov for ownership at an obviously reduced price. The investigation estimated the damage from the actions of the official at 3 million rubles ($45.8 thousand).

Then, in March 2016, the official issued a written consent for the sale of the building, which in fact belonged to the administration of Novopavlovsk. The amount of damage is estimated at half a million rubles ($7.6 thousand). When the official’s frauds became known to law enforcement agencies, arrest was imposed on the building and the land plot.

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