Buryat deputy turned out to be gang leader
The gang included 13 people.
The First Deputy Prosecutor of the Republic of Buryatia approved the indictment in the criminal case against the OCG, which was engaged in illegal deforestation in the Buryat territory.
According to the investigation, the leader of the black lumberjacks gang is a deputy of the Bryanskoe rural settlement of the Kabansky district of Buryatia. He organized a gang of 13 people.
"In the period from April 24, 2015 to June 8, 2016, members of a criminal group illegally deforestated 14 forest plantations with a total volume of 2409 cubic meters, causing damage to the state for a total of more than 30 million rubles ($522.000)," the press service of the Prosecutor's Office of Buryatia reported.
The Prosecutor's Office also specified that the OCG included the forestry master of the autonomous institution of the Republic of Buryatia Kabansky Leskhoz.
The criminal case was initiated under part 3 of Article 256 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Illegal Cutting of Forest Plantations) and part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code (Exceeding Official Powers). The case was sent to the Kabansky District Court. All OCG participants will soon be on the dock.