Sochi: head of department detained for violating housing rights of orphans
According to the investigation, he signed a contract with a developer for the purchase of 16 apartments.
The director of Sochi property relations department was detained on suspicion of exceeding official powers, the press service of the Investigative Committee (IC) reports.
“The director of the department of property relations of the Sochi City Administration was detained in the criminal case of abuse of office,” the press service said.
According to the investigation, he signed a contract with the developer to purchase 16 apartments for orphans. “At the same time, part of the apartments did not meet the requirements for housing (there was no water supply, gas supply and heating),” the IC says.
Yesterday, as reported, law enforcement officers also conducted investigative actions in the office of the property relations department’s director Vladimir Permyakov. At that, the sources reported about his detention.
On April 19, the press service of the Sochi Administration reported that law enforcement officers on 18 and 19 April carried out a number of operational and investigative measures on the territory of Sochi, including against employees of the Administration of the resort city.
“Several employees of the Administration were detained for further investigation. A number of criminal cases have been initiated and investigated. From the documents and reports presented by the press services of the law enforcement agencies to the media, it follows that against the employees of the administration cases for the crime provided for in the Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (abuse of office) have been initiated,” the report said.
At that, it was noted that the City Administration provides assistance to the law enforcement agencies and investigative bodies in order to establish all the circumstances and documents relevant to the case.
In turn, on April 19, the IC said that on suspicion of abuse of office, deputy head of the city of Sochi, Yuri Palamarchuk, who is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Spetsavtohozyaistvo po uborke goroda (Special Car Service for City Cleaning), was detained.
According to the investigation, as a result of the actions of the official, the joint-stock company suffered damage amounting to more than 115 million rubles (~1.886 million USD).
Also, the first deputy mayor of Sochi, Mugdin Chermit, who became a person of interest in the case of illegal allocation of land for construction, was arrested. He is accused of crime provided for in the Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code (abuse of office).
Major general Igor Vasiliev, Head of the Engineering Support Service of the Federal Protection Service (FPS), and lieutenant general Ulitin subordinate to him are currently in the middle of a scandal. However, it is unlikely that they lose their posts. Reportedly, the two generals are just the tip of the huge corruption iceberg in the law enforcement structures. This is not the first embezzlement episode in their careers.