Prosecutor General's Office demands to initiate proceedings against former head of Moscow Region’s Klin District

Prosecutor General's Office demands to initiate proceedings against former head of Moscow Region’s Klin District

407 real estate items and a hotel in Spain were seized from the former official.

The Prosecutor General’s Office forwarded materials of the inspection of the activities of the former head of the administration of the Klin District, the Moscow Region, Alexander Postrigan, to the ICR to initiate a criminal case against him. The supervising authority considers the ex-official to be the leader of an organized criminal community, consisting mainly of Postrigan’s relatives and close friends.

Earlier, the ex-head of the Klin District was accused of abusing his authority and exceeding official powers, bribe-taking and forgery (Articles 285, 286, 290, 292 CCRF). Now the Prosecutor General’s Office is asking to add charges of organizing a criminal community, swindling, and money laundering (Articles 210, 159, 174.1 CCRF). According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, Postrigan’s OCG illegally seized real estate worth more than 9 billion rubles ($ 142 million). 

As the Prosecutor General’s Office believes, for the years 2002-2017, Postrigan, with the help of his relatives and friends, transferred over 2 thousand real estate items owned by the Klin District into his ownership. In particular, the firms controlled by Postrigan took over the building of the Mir cinema, a public bath, a polyclinic, a shopping center, boilers, land for the construction of residential houses, and lands of the forest fund.

Alexander Postrigan led the Klin District from 1992 to 2014, after which he served as a local deputy for three years. He was arrested on June 29, 2018. In addition to real estate in the Moscow Region, the ex-official turned out to own hotels in Sochi and in Catalonia, as well as two estates in the Astrakhan Region. Most of the property is registered for his relatives – a son, daughter, former and current wives, and four friends. The property is subject to a security arrest.

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