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Ex-mayor of Birobidzhan suspected of abuse of authority - EastRussia | Far East






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Ex-mayor of Birobidzhan suspected of abuse of power

In the Jewish Autonomous Region, investigators opened a criminal case against the former mayor of Birobidzhan, Yevgeny Korostelev. He is suspected of abuse of office.

According to investigators, the official provided the implementation of the illegal scheme for the development of budget 44,7 million rubles. This money was intended for the implementation of the state program "Development of Education". According to the press service of the SC IC for the Jewish Autonomous Region, due to the actions of Yevgeny Korostelev, the rights and legal interests of citizens and organizations were significantly violated. Now there is an investigation of the criminal case, the staff of the IC interrogate the suspect.

Yevgeny Korostelev left his post of their own accord at the end of February. Prior to this, the head of the region received numerous complaints from residents on the head of Birobidzhan. The main complaint was the information that Korostelev did not pay for heat in the apartment where he was registered. Also last summer to him threatened resignation. The prosecutor’s office of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast found out during an inspection that the official violated anti-corruption legislation and municipal service: at the same time he was president and one of the founders of a non-profit organization.