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Ex-head of the Ministry of Agriculture of Transbaikalia faces a term for abuse of authority - EastRussia | Far East

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The former head of the Ministry of Agriculture of Transbaikalia faces a term for abuse of power

The prosecutor's office of the Trans-Baikal Territory approved the indictment in the criminal case of the ex-Minister of Agriculture of the region Mikhail Kuzminov and his deputy Irina Malakshinova. They face up to four years in prison.

“The prosecutor's office approved the indictments, after the delivery of copies, he will be sent to the court. The former Minister of Agriculture of the region and his deputy are accused of committing crimes under h. 1 Art. 286 "Excess of office" and h. 2 Art. 169 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "Obstruction of legitimate business activities", - said Senior Assistant to the Prosecutor of Transbaikalia EastRussia Yevgeny Sinelnikov.

Officials of the regional Ministry of Agriculture were detained in February last year. Two months later, the court sent the ex-head of department to house arrest. According to the investigation, the minister and his deputy exceeded the authority to pay subsidies from the Russian government to compensate for damage to farmers during the drought of 2016. Mikhail Kuzminov and Irina Malakshinova intervened in the activities of 11 entrepreneurs.