Company fined $3,400 for employing ex-minister
YAKUTSK, February 28 - RAPSI. A court has fined a company $3,400 for employing former Yakutian Housing and Energy Minister Alexander Antonenko in breach of antimonopoly legislation, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday.
Antonenko was under criminal investigation over an unlawful purchase of cars worth 10 million rubles ($343,000) for official and personal purposes during his office in 2007-2011.
Teploenergoservice employed him as a general director's advisor in October.
Under the federal law on combating corruption, former officials' employment requires an approval by the compliance and conflict of interest commission and the employer should have notified the authorities of Antonenko's employment, but never did it.
The investigation regarding Antonenko has been completed. The criminal case for abuse of powers has been referred to the court.