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Voluntary resignation of Minister Sheverda in Angara region recognized unlawful

Voluntary resignation of Minister Sheverda in Angara region recognized unlawful
Photo: Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation

Acting Governor of the Irkutsk Region Igor Kobzev amended the decree on the dismissal of the Minister of Forestry of the region Sergey Sheverda. The changes concern the wording of his resignation, now the document indicates that the official left due to the loss of confidence.

The wording was changed by court order. The Minister’s voluntary dismissal was recognized as unlawful there, since he provided deliberately inaccurate and incomplete information about his income and expenses for 2018. Under the Anti-Corruption Act, this entails dismissal in connection with the loss of confidence.

Sergey Sheverdu detained June 2019 year. Blame him in excess of official powers and in the organization of illegal logging in the Tukolon nature reserve. In the regional government previously statedthat the felling was authorized and passed all the necessary approvals, while ex-governor Sergey Levchenko refused to dismiss the minister before the end of the investigation. Later, the official wrote a letter of resignation.