In the Republic of Dagestan, a municipal deputy and his acquaintance to stand trial under large-scale swindling and legalisation of property acquired as a result of a committed offence

The Dagestan Republican Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation finished investigation of a probe into deputy of Makhachkala Deputy Assembly of municipal district with inter-urban division and his 60-year-old acquaintance. He is suspected of offences under Part 4 of Article 159 (swindling on an especially large scale - 3 episodes) and Paragraph B of Part 4 of Article 174.1 (legalization (laundering) of monetary funds acquired by a person as a result of an offence committed by them) of the Criminal Code of Russia.

According to investigation data, from 2014 to 2017 the accused by means of deceit and composing of forged documents on behalf of the city administration and sale-purchase agreements took over three land plots belonging to municipal and federal property of a total area of 55,000 square meters and of total value of approximately 270 million roubles.

Investigation took measures to return the land plots to owners and to arrest the indicated property.

The investigation gathered enough evidence; therefore, the criminal case indictment was approved, and in the nearest time it will be sent to court to be tried on the merits.