Vice mayor of Biisk to face charges of office abuse

BARNAUL, August 15 (Itar-Tass) — A criminal case on charges of office abuse has been opened against a vice mayor of Biisk, a second largest city in Russia’s Altai territory, a spokeswoman for the territorial administration of the Russian Investigations Committee told Itar-Tass on Monday.

Dmitry Maslyuk, who is in charges of construction issues in the city mayor’s office, is accused of inflicting a loss of ten million roubles. According to investigators, in June 2008 his department signed a contract with the company Stroi Com for the construction of water treatment facilities at local wells. The works were financed from the federal and municipal budgets, but the company has not yet fulfilled its contract liabilities.

“However, Masyuk, who knew only too well that the contractor was breaching on its contract liabilities, in abuse of his office signed works acceptance certificates in 2008 and in 2009. As a result, big amounts of money have been transferred to the company’s accounts,” said Olga Chesnokova, an aide to the head of the local investigations administration, said.

Biisk former mayor Anatoly Mosiyevsky was charged with office abuse and resigned from the post in July 2011.


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