Ex-Governor Yurchenko’s wife faces trial for concealment of residence permit in Austria
The investigation of the criminal case against the former official's wife is completed.
The wife of the former Governor of the Novosibirsk region, Vasily Yurchenko, Natalia got a copy of the indictment approved by the Prosecutor's Office. The criminal case was referred to the Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Novosibirsk, the local NGS portal reports with reference to Yurchenko's lawyer Sergey Nikolaev.
Yurchenko is under investigation in July 2016. According to the ICR, in November 2014 she received a residence permit in Austrian Klagenfurt until November 2017. At the same time, the spouse of the former Governor did not produce a written notice of the receipt of a residence permit to the Federal Migration Service.
A criminal case was initiated against Natalia Yurchenko under Art. 330.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Failure to Comply with the Obligation to File a Notice of the residence permit or other valid document confirming the right to reside in a foreign country permanently). The sanction of this article provides for punishment in the form of a fine of up to two hundred thousand rubles or c compulsory community service up to four hundred hours.
Vasily Yurchenko headed the Novosibirsk region in 2010-2014 and came in sight of investigators after his resignation. In November 2017, the Central District Court of Novosibirsk found the former Governor guilty of abuse of official powers and sentenced him to three years' imprisonment suspended.
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