In Astrakhan Region, former Minister of Construction and Communal Services found guilty of abuse of power

The evidence gathered by the Astrakhan Regional Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation was considered sufficient by the court to convict the former Minister of Communal Services of the region. He was found guilty of committing a crime under Part 2 of Article 286 of the Criminal Code of Russia (abuse of power).

The investigation and the court established that, from 2015 to 2017, the former Minister of Construction and Communal Services of Astrakhan Region illegally provided the non-commercial organization Astrakhan Region Capital Repair Fund of Apartment Buildings with funds in the form of subsidies from the regional budget to pay for the services of the commercial organization OJSC Social Guarantees, contrary to the provisions of the Housing Code of the Russian Federation and legislative acts of Astrakhan Region. The criminal actions resulted in the illegal use of the funds of the regional budget for the total amount of more than 28 million rubles.

The court sentenced the accused individual to 3 years of suspended imprisonment with forfeiture of the right to hold positions related to the exercise of organizational and administrative powers in state and local authorities for a period of 3 years.