Prosecutors demand recovery of $140 mln from ex-Moscow Region official accused of forgery
MOSCOW, June 3 (RAPSI) – Prosecutors have increased their claim against ex-head of the Moscow Region’s Klin District Alexander Postrigan, who stands charged with abuse of power and forgery, to 9 billion rubles (about $140 million), the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia reports.
Earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office said it would file a lawsuit to forfeit assets worth nearly 4 billion rubles (over $60 million) from Postrigan to the state.
The assets include 1,699 items of property including apartments, land plots, a recreational compound and others in the cadastral value of at least 4.3 billion rubles, 4 cars totaling to 9.4 million rubles and monetary funds worth 4.7 billion rubles, the statement reads.
Prosecutors believe that ex-official used his job position for personal profit.
According to Russia’s Investigative Committee, between 2011 and 2013, Postrigan being the head of the Klin District’s administration, signed a dwelling-house operation commencement act in in breach of law. However, investigators believe that the defendant knew for a fact that the required works were not executed onsite and that there was a material inconsistency of the constructed facility to the planning documentation.
The building was commissioned, and people became inhabited there upon a program on removal from dilapidated housing. By now, defects that may lead to the building damage have been found, investigators claim.
The defendant is currently in detention.