Simferopol official to be prosecuted for fly dumping
The damage from his actions amounted to 4.8 million rubles ($74.2 thousand).
The police suspected one of the former high-ranking officials of the Simferopol administration, who works as Head of a municipal enterprise, of creating an illegal garbage dump. The name of the civil servant is not specified. This is reported on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
It is reported that the duties of the official included the control of "the collection and transportation of solid municipal waste." However, instead of controlling the transportation of garbage, the accused created illegal dumping in an inappropriate place where waste was carried to in large quantities. Environmentalists have calculated that the damage from soil pollution amounted to at least 4.8 million rubles ($74.2 thousand).
A criminal case was filed against the official under the article on Exceeding Official Powers. Investigation of the case is ongoing.
Several new criminal cases against corrupt officials have been instituted in Dagestan. The high-ranked suspects include Abdulmedzhid Suleimanov, ex-Mayor of Izberbash; Amir Magomedov, ex-Head of the Izberbash Administration; Magomed Dzhelilov, Head of the Derbent District; and El’dar Karagishiev, Head of the Babayurt District. In the past, all of them were suspected of similar crimes – but somehow managed to get off the hook. The new arrests occur amid the anti-corruption campaign in the republican law enforcement structures. What are the true reasons behind the new wave of the personnel purge? Can the anti-corruption slogans conceal a fierce battle waged by local clans for redistribution of assets with the purpose to create a new ‘untouchable’ elite in Dagestan?