Former St. Petersburg official faces trial on abuse of office charges
MOSCOW, August 9 (RAPSI) – A court in St. Petersburg will consider a case against ex-city governor administration official charged with abuse of office, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.
Investigators believe that the 48-year-old woman has engaged her subordinates in the development of draft regulations for the city’s needs; however, this work is to be performed by a commercial organization based on the results of a tender.
Therefore, she has illegally received over 10 million rubles (over $150,000) and spent the money for her own purposes, according to the statement.
The defendant has pleaded not guilty during the investigation.