Vice-mayor of Sochi detained for illegal transactions in garbage removal
Law enforcement officers detained deputy head of the city Yuri Palamarchuk.
According to the Investigative Committee, deputy head of Sochi Yuri Palamarchuk was detained on suspicion of abuse of powers, which led to grave consequences (part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code).
Vice-mayor of Sochi is the chairman of the Board of Directors of the municipal special car service for city cleaning. According to the investigation, in February 2016, knowing that he had debts and losses of the joint-stock company, he made a decision to transfer the powers of the sole executive body of the company to the management company TSM LLC.
In the course of the meeting of the company’s Board of Directors, contracts were concluded with TSM LLC for the provision of services for the processing and transportation of solid municipal waste at an inflated price.
“Meanwhile, this organization was in a pre-bankruptcy state and did not have the opportunity to carry out financial and economic activities, as was known to the official. As a result, the organization illegally transferred the funds. At the same time, the difference between the tariff of TSM LLC and the cost of services for the transportation of solid municipal waste was more than 115 million rubles (~1.875 million USD). Thus, the special car service for city cleaning suffered losses in the specified amount of money,” reported the regional department of IC.