Volokolamsk district: FSB searches for ex-Mayor’s files
Searches resulted in document seizures; the content has not yet been established.
FSB officers raided the Administration building of the Volokolamsky district in Moscow region, the District Head Evgeny Gavrilov said in an interview to Govorit Moskva Radio.
He emphasized that on November 17 operatives carried out "some operational and search activities" and seized files that relate to the period before he took the office. Gavrilov could not however specify the content of the files that the officers found so interesting. According to unconfirmed reports, the documents concerned land sale.
Evgeny Gavrilov has served as the Head of the Volokolamsk district since April, 2014.
Before, the District Administration had been headed by Vyacheslav Karabanov, who resigned on February 3, 2014. Earlier, the land issue in the Volokolamsk District has been covered by Forbes. The land hoarding started in 2004 and already in 2005 Vyacheslav Karabanov admitted at a meeting with constituents that all the land plots had been completely conveyed from farmers to Moscow bankers. Only 40% of the Volokolamsk district land is used for agricultural purposes, according to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Moscow Region.
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