In Kurgan region deputy governor Viktor Shevelyov convicted for power abuse

The court has recognized the evidence collected by the investigative bodies of the Russian Investigative Committee for the Kurgan region as sufficient to convict the Kurgan deputy governor Viktor Shevelyov. He is found guilty of crime under part 2 of article 286 of the RF Criminal Code (exceeding official powers).

The investigation and the court have established that in April 2011, Shevelyov without any legal grounds, under a farfetched pretext, single-handedly made an unlawful decision to terminate unilaterally an agreement concluded earlier, following the results of the tender, with a legal entity on placing in their disposal of a lake for commercial fish breeding. After that, acting in the interest of another commercial entity, he concluded with it a similar agreement. As was found by the investigation, the accused had been repeatedly warned by his subordinates and businessmen about the illegality of his actions. The said unlawful actions resulted in 400 thousand rubles damage to the firm, denied the rights to rent the lake.

Under the motion filed by the investigators, the accused has been dismissed from his official position on the time of the investigation. Following the results of the investigation, a proposal has been submitted addressed to the Kurgan region governor to take measures to eliminate the said situation. The Kurgan region Government has considered this proposal and ordered the Kurgan region natural resources and environment protection department to develop and approve a departmental program “On counteraction to corruption in the sphere of natural resources and environment protection”.

The court sentenced Shevelyov to 200 thousand rubles fine.