Prosecutor General's Office terminates criminal case against mayor of Nefteyugansk

Prosecutor General's Office terminates criminal case against mayor of Nefteyugansk
Sergey Degtyarev

The supervisory body found violations in handling the crime report.

The decision of the Ural investigative bodies to initiate a criminal case against the mayor of Nefteyugansk, Sergey Degtyarev, was canceled by the Prosecutor General’s Office for the Ural Federal District. The supervisory body checked the investigators’ work and found violations, the department’s press service reports.

“Taking into consideration the non-observance of certain requirements of criminal and criminal procedure legislation when conducting a check and making a procedural decision provided by the Articles 144 (procedure for considering a crime report) and 145 (decisions taken as a result of consideration of a crime report) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the deputy prosecutor of the Russian Federation has cancelled the given decision,” the statement reads.

On February 18, the investigation initiated a case against Degtyarev, who dismissed his deputy, Serget Lagoyda, allegedly for far-fetched circumstances. The city head appealed to the prosecutor's office with a complaint against the investigators’ actions.

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