Former Vice-Governor of Primorye to stand trial
Oleg Yezhov is charged with abuse of official powers. The investigation into the official was completed.
The investigation of the criminal case against Oleg Yezhov, the former Vice-Governor of Primorsky region, charged with part 3 of Article 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Abuse of Official Powers), was completed. Now the official will stand before the court, the press service of the Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.
As established by the investigation, Yezhov, being the director of the Department of Urban Development of Primorsky region, signed the act on the acceptance of the construction and installation works from the contractor Primorye Development LLC, from December 6 to December 20, 2013, knowing that in reality the obligations of the state contract were not implemented. Based on the signed act, the firm received a settlement.
The investigation notes, the execution of the Primorsky region program "Protection of the population and territories from emergency situations, provision of fire safety and people's safety at the water objects of Primorsky Krai for 2013-2020" was disrupted due to Yezhov's actions. In particular, KGSU Twelfth Detachment of the Fire Service of Primorsky region was not provided with a new building. The investigators estimated the damage from the crime committed at more than 24.6 million rubles ($408.000).
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