Ex-official accused of forgery, abuse of office to stay jailed till late September
MOSCOW, June 26 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Wednesday extended detention of ex-head of the Moscow Region’s Klin District Alexander Postrigan, who stands charged with abuse of power and forgery, for 3 months, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
He will remain detained until September 28, according to the court’s decision.
Earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia filed a lawsuit with the Moscow Region’s Klin City Court demanding forfeiture of Postrigan’s assets in the amount of 9 billion rubles (about $140 million). The assets include 1,699 items of property including apartments, land plots, a recreational compound and others in the cadastral value of at least 4.3 billion rubles, 4 cars totaling to 9.4 million rubles and monetary funds worth 4.7 billion rubles, according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors believe that ex-official used his job position for personal profit.
According to Russia’s Investigative Committee, between 2011 and 2013, Postrigan being the head of the Klin District’s administration, signed a dwelling-house operation commencement act in in breach of law. However, investigators believe that the defendant knew for a fact that the required works were not executed onsite and that there was a material inconsistency of the constructed facility to the planning documentation.
The building was commissioned, and people became inhabited there upon a program on removal from dilapidated housing. By now, defects that may lead to the building damage have been found, investigators claim.