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The head of the Lena region of Yakutia is accused of embezzling more than 50 million rubles from the federal budget

The head of the Lensky District, Sergey Vysokikh, was accused of embezzling more than 50 million rubles from the federal budget, the press service of the regional SU SK informs today.

The report says that at the initiative of S. Vysokikh in December 2013, at the expense of federal funds, the district administration purchased the building from private individuals for 56 million rubles. The building was intended for kindergarten.

It is noted that among the sellers was the wife of the head of the district. A part of the sum in the amount of 28 million rubles was transferred to its account.

"At the same time, four years earlier, the building indicated by the same municipality was sold to an individual for 1 million rubles, about which the head was reliably known," the message adds.

The investigation also established that the acquired building could not be used as a preschool institution due to its deterioration, the inconsistency of the sanitary and epidemiological status in the area of ​​construction to the relevant requirements.

The head of the district was charged under Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "fraud, ie theft of someone else's property by abuse of trust, committed by a person using his official position, on an especially large scale."

"In relation to the head of the Lensky district, the investigator submitted a petition to the court for preventive measures in the form of house arrest and for his removal from office," the message says.

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