Former Head of Makhachkala Urban District Musa Musaev rendered sentence

The evidence gathered by the North-Caucasian Federal District Directorate was sufficient for the court to convict the former head of Makhachkala Urban District Musa Musaev. He was found guilty of committing five crimes under Paragraph “b” of Part 3 and Part 2 of Article 286 of the Criminal Code of Russia (commission by the head of a local self-government body of actions which transcend the limits of his powers with the infliction of grave consequences).

The investigation and the court established that in March 2016, Musaev, being the head of the urban district, exceeded power in violation of the requirements of the current legislation of the Russian Federation: he signed the relevant decree, illegally providing a plot of land of about 17,500 sq. meters to OAO ASPK at a lower cost in the amount of more than 1.1 million rubles. The cadastral value of this land plot was more than 45 million rubles. The investigators also found that the deputy head of the administration of the urban district Kurban Kurbanov persuaded Musaev to commit the crime. Consequently, the budget of the Republic of Dagestan was deprived of 44 million rubles. The criminal case against Kurbanov is at the final stage of the investigation.

The investigation also established other criminal acts committed by Musaev. For example, he illegally signed a decree on sale of a building on one plot of land on Aliev Street in the city of Makhachkala for 103,000 rubles, despite the fact that the cadastral value was more than 3 million rubles. In December 2016, Musaev also signed a decree on the free land provision under a residential building on Dakhadaev Street, although there were no legal grounds for acquiring ownership of the land plot for free. Also, clearly exceeding power he signed a decree on the allocation of land plots of 106 square meters and 220 square meters without bidding.

On the basis of illegal decrees, the registering authority made entries in the Unified State Register of Rights on state registration of right of property to these land plots. Municipal budget was deprived of more than 48 million rubles.

Due to timely investigation of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the objects of criminal encroachment were seized, and now the property is returned to the ownership of the city. During the investigation, Musaev fully admitted guilt in the incriminated acts.

Taking into account all the circumstances, the court sentenced Musaev to 4 years of imprisonment.