Officials that put up garbage at training area face imprisonment

Officials that put up garbage at training area face imprisonment

The civil servants permitted illegal placement of almost 500 thousand cubic meters of waste belonging to the 4th class of danger at the training area.

Officials of the Naro-Fominsk district of the Moscow region became defendants of a criminal case over illegal business activity resulted in a loss of 4.6 billion rubles ($73.8m). The Moscow Military Prosecutor's Office states this.

The Office conducted an audit and established that a certain group created by the commercial director of the Blagovest Charitable Foundation illegally transported and placed nearly 500.000 cubic meters of production and consumption waste related to IV class of danger on the territory of the military training ground in the urban district of Naro-Fominsk in 2015-2017.

Officials and their accomplices earned at least 39 million rubles ($636.070), but neither fees nor other payments were made from these revenues, and the damage caused to the environment is estimated at 4.6 billion rubles.

The names of the defendants are not disclosed, but it is known that the materials were sent to the military investigative authorities for the verification. They face imprisonment for up to five years.

Recall that residents of the Moscow region appealed to President Vladimir Putin with a request to recognize the fact of an environmental disaster in the region and punish the perpetrators in this situation. Mass protests against garbage landfills took place in more than 10 districts of the region.

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