MOSCOW, March 27 (RAPSI) – A former director of the Sochi water service company will stand trial on charges of abuse of power, the Investigative Committee’s Krasnodar Region Directorate reports.

According to investigators, the defendant has abused his authority during water discharge cross-connection in one of the residence buildings in the Adler district. Documents for the connection were made with violations, and the organization in charge did not have technical ability to hook up the water in the building.

As a result of abuse of power, damage estimated at over 38 million rubles (about $600,000) was caused to the Sochi water utility, the statement reads.

The defendant is held in detention.