Officials from Serpukhov detained on suspicion of fraud
One of the defendants has been already taken into custody.
Investigators in Serpukhov, the Moscow Region, detained officials after searches in the district administration. In addition, the director of the sports complex Nadezhda (Hope) was detained. All detainees are suspected of fraud. RBC learned this from head of the Serpukhov district administration Alexander Shestun.
According to the publication, with respect to the first deputy head of the administration of the rural settlement of Dankovskoye, Tatyana Konysheva, a pre-trial restriction measure has already been chosen – she has been taken into custody until July 11. The Serpukhov court has also received petitions on taking the chief expert of the capital construction department of the district administration, Olga Lisitsyna, and the director of Nadezhda sports complex, Tatyana Fokina, into custody. All of them are suspected of fraud on an especially large scale (part 3 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code).
Shestun, in turn, clarified that Konysheva was suspected of illegally acquiring two 12-hectare land plots, Lisitsyna and Fokina – of official embezzlement.
According to him, the detention was conducted by investigators of the Main Investigative Directorate State of the MIA Main Directorate for the Moscow Region in a joint operation with FSB operatives. “This was the sixth search related to criminal cases which were initiated against employees of the Serpukhov district administration,” said the head of the district. “Yesterday, operatives came on two buses to employees’ apartments, as well as to the building of the administration.”
Earlier, Shestun published several video messages to the Russian president on YouTube. In them, he argued that he was pressured due to protests against the dumping of the “giant stream of Moscow garbage” at the landfill Lesnaya.