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The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened an investigation into a former magistrate of Zapadny district of Krasnodar suspected of swindling through his official position (Part 3 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of Russia).
According to the investigation, from January 2013 to December 2016, the man had been instructing to enter data on his working days that prove his presence at the workplace into time sheets. In fact, he had been discharging his duties only sometimes, being absent from work and leaving the country. In total, the magistrate had been absent from work for 55 days during said period. That had resulted in him groundlessly receiving on his account over 200,000 roubles, which he had applied at his sole discretion. The fact was established by the Federal Security Service Krasnodar Regional Directorate.
In January 2018, the magistrate was removed from his duties prior to the term end upon decision of the Krasnodar Regional Judges' Qualifications Board. That very Qualifications Board enabled the probe in March. The Higher Judges' Qualifications Board of the Russian Federation left said decision in effect.
The investigation was referred to the II Department on Major Crimes Investigation of the Krasnodar Regional Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia.
At the moment, investigative actions are being conducted to establish all the circumstances of the committed offense.