Law enforcers show up at Miass City Hall over land issues
According to certain reports, the operatives wanted to find out whether the allocation of land in the city was legitimate.
The siloviki showed up at the administration of the city of Miass, Chelyabinsk region. Riot policemen and local operatives of MIA department for economic security and countering corruption are conducting searches and seizure of documents in the office of Mayor Gennady Vaskov. Investigators are questioning the high-ranking official.
Law enforcement agencies have not commented on the situation yet. According to Nadezhda Sokolova heading the city’s information and analytical department, the operatives wanted to find out whether the allocation of land in Miass between 2015 and 2017 was legitimate.
"This is all we can say after what the police told us," Sokolova said in an interview to a Znak.com.
The information and analytical department of the mayor's office said the visit of law enforcers had been expected. Gennady Vaskov and his deputy for property and land relations were summoned to the MIA office on April 4, where they gave some sort of explanations, the gist of which is still unknown.
URA.RU sources also indicate that the operatives raided the Mayor's Office on land issues. Informants of the agency highlighted that land transactions that law enforcement agents are interested in had started back when Viktor Ardabievsky was Mayor, before he was put into Matrosskaya Tishina jail in Moscow convicted of his affiliation with Turbazovsky gang. The questionable land documents were then signed under Vaskov, who took the post of Miass Mayor in the fall of 2015.
Siloviki raided the Miass City Hall. Photo: newsmiass