Acquitting judgement of Chuvashia Head’s administration ex-manager canceled

Acquitting judgement of Chuvashia Head’s administration ex-manager canceled
Former chief of Chuvashia Head’s administration Sergey Vyazovsky

The court agreed with the position of the Prosecutor's Office that the verdict did not correspond to the "actual circumstances of the case".

The Supreme Court of Chuvashia overturned the acquittal of chief of Chuvashia Head’s administration Sergey Vyazovsky in the criminal case on the illegal construction of a health center with a sauna in the Government House in Cheboksary.

The court agreed with the position of the Prosecutor's Office that the verdict did not correspond to the "actual circumstances of the case". The case will be reviewed. Sergey Vyazovsky, now the head of the state inspection for supervision over the technical condition of self-propelled machines and other machinery of the republic, tells Kommersant that he considers himself innocent and will "defend his innocence by all lawful means."

The Leninsky District Court Cheboksary fully justified Sergey Vyazovsky in January this year. The former official was charged under part 1 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code (Exceeding Official Powers). The court did not find corpus delicti.

The FSB accused Sergey Vyazovsky, who being in charge of Chuvashia Head’s administration in the spring of 2013, gave illegal directions to former head of the State Unitary Enterprise Ruks (The Republican Department for Capital Construction) Boris Portnov on the construction of the health center with a sauna in the basement of the main building of the government office on Presidentsky Boulevard in Cheboksary. As a result, the contractor fulfilled the instruction, the center with a sauna was built. The contractor received more than 7.6 million rubles ($134.300) for this.

The investigation considered that the erection of the center was illegal, as it was not mentioned in the official design estimates, and the financing of this construction caused damage to the budget and the state enterprise in the amount of more than 7.6 million rubles, as the construction was paid for by state Ruks and loans received in the Chuvash branch of Sberbank and then reimbursed from the budget of the rupublic.

The state prosecution required three years of imprisonment conditionally for the official with the subsequent amnesty. However, the district court acquitted Sergey Vyazovsky.

The Prosecutor's Office of Chuvashia did not agree with the verdict of the district court and appealed against it to the Supreme Court of the republic. The prosecutor insisted that the district court's decision "does not correspond to the actual circumstances of the case," as the official, in the opinion of the supervisory authority, committed the crime, giving instructions for illegal construction, and "as a result of his actions, the budget of the republic has been damaged."

Sergey Vyazovsky tells Kommersant after the decision of the Supreme Court that he considers himself innocent and will defend his position by all legal means.

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