The evidence gathered by the Astrakhan Regional Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation was found by the court to be sufficient to sentence the Acting 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 court and the investigation established that the Acting Minister of Construction and Communal Services of the 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 in violation of the federal law. The criminal actions resulted in the illegal use of the funds of the Astrakhan Regional budget for the total amount of more than 10 million rubles.
The court sentenced the man 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.