Ex-Head of Zlatoust Committee for Property Management to be tried
Andrey Kryuchko is charged with abuse of official powers when selling land plots.
The ICR Investigations Directorate in the Chelyabinsk region has completed the investigation of the criminal case against former head of Zlatoust Committee for Property Management.
As reported by the press service of the regional ICR Investigations Directorate, in 2014, the Zlatoust City Hall leased a land area of 2 thousand square meters to a commercial organization with the permitted use "for organizing recreation of the population."
Two years later, the head of the city's Committee for Property Management issued an order to sell this plot of land without coordination with the city mayor. At the same time, Kryuchko changed the type of permitted use "for the construction of facilities for organizing recreation for the population." As a result of his illegal actions, the municipal budget suffered damage of 600 thousand rubles (10 thousand dollars). Investigative bodies have collected a sufficient evidence base. The criminal case under part 1 of Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code has been referred to the court for consideration on the merits.
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