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Ex-mayor of Birobidzhan arrested in the case of abuse of authority

Ex-mayor of the city, Yevgeny Korostelev, suspected of abuse of authority, was detained in Birobidzhan. Now the former official is in a temporary detention center, a measure of restraint he will be elected today, March 28.

As the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office informs, in 2018, Yevgeny Korostelev, for the illegal development of 44,7 million rubles allocated from the federal budget, suggested that the head of one of the commercial firms do an extension to the building of kindergarten No. 50, promising to help in obtaining a land plot for construction and in auction for the purchase of the erected object.

For the execution of the contract, the official gave an illegal order to divide the land of the kindergarten, issuing a decree on the provision of the allocated part in the lease. At the direction of the mayor, the company issued a building permit, while no one conducted a state expert review of the project. Being aware of the unfinished construction, the mayor illegally issued permission to enter the building, ordering his subordinates to hold an auction to purchase the property.

This week regarding Evgeny Korostelev opened a criminal case. He is no longer the mayor of Birobidzhan. This post is he left at will at the end of February.