In Omsk the former official was sentenced to 4.5 years for abuse of power

© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Sterotypical in fotomontagen hammer. Archival photoIn Omsk the former official was sentenced to 4.5 years for abuse of power© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Sterotypically the image Bank

Former first Deputy Director of Department of property relations of Omsk Vadim Merenkov convicted of abuse of office, he appointed punishment in the form of 4,5 years of imprisonment, reported Friday morning on the channel of the RF IC in the online-WhatsApp messenger.

According to investigators, in the period from 2008 to 2012, the defendant, acting jointly with the former Director of Department of property relations of administration of Omsk Yuri Hamburg, illegally provided by deliberately undervalue the property of seven citizens and one company on 26 land plots with a total area of over 5.5 hectares «for vegetable gardens» and the land of OOO «Crown» area of over 21 hectares for landscaping and recreation area.

«The investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation across the Omsk region the evidence was recognized by the Central district court of Omsk sufficient to convict former Minister of property relations of Omsk Vadim Merenkova», — is spoken in the hosted SK the Russian Federation on the YouTube video. He was found guilty of eight crimes under article «excess of powers of office, entailed heavy consequences».

According to the report, the criminal case was initiated on the materials submitted by employees UFSB of Russia across the Omsk region. The verdict Merenkova appointed punishment in the form of 4,5 years of imprisonment in colony of General regime, with deprivation of the right to occupy posts in public authorities for a period of 2.5 years.

Specified that from-for illegal alienation of land to the budgets of Omsk and the Omsk region was damaged more than 200 million rubles. Also Merenkov during the execution of the duties of the Director of Department of property relations of the city administration, clearly exceeding their authority, in a similar way gave the nationals two more land, causing damage in 10 million roubles. In addition, in the period from 2009 to 2012 Merenkov has not taken measures to increase the amount of rent for the use of property water and sewer economy of Omsk passed by the Department on lease to OAO «OmskVodokanal». As a result of municipal budget suffered damages of about $ 884 million.

According to the Agency, in March 2014 Merenkov disappeared from bodies of preliminary investigation, escaped from the hospital in Moscow, where he was hospitalized in connection with what was declared in the international search. At the request of the investigating authorities Merenkova court in absentia preventive measure in the form of detention. In 2.5 years he presented himself to the investigator. The criminal case was sent to court for consideration. During the investigation and in court Merenkov not pleaded guilty, but the collected consequence of the evidence allowed the court to reach a verdict.

In June 2016, the accomplice of a crime — the former Vice-Governor of the Omsk region Yuri Hamburg was convicted of committing crimes under article «excess of powers of office» to 5.5 years of imprisonment in a correctional colony of General regime. Later he was paroled and was released from prison.

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