SBU suspects officials of Obukhiv City Council in appropriation of land intended for IDPs and veterans
SBU in the Kyiv region exposed the officials of Obukhiv City Council on the illegal alienation of land that belongs to the municipal property. Experts estimate the state losses at over USD 174,000.
SBU operatives and investigators established that the illegal mechanism was set up by Mayor jointly with the managers of the land and legal departments, members of the executive committee of the City Council and a member of another City Council of the region.
Under the guise of realization of government housing social programs in Kyiv region for combatants and internally displaced persons, the offenders removed one hectare of land from municipal ownership.
The suspects assigned the land, registered on proxy persons registered at local service cooperative, to Kyiv developer for construction of upmarket private housing. It was planned that profit from the sale of apartments in the residential complex would settle in the officials’ pockets.
As a result of these criminal actions 500 people won’t get their social housing. The illegally seized land plot has been arrested.
Within the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, five organisers of the crime, including city Mayor, have been served the notices of suspicion under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The operation was carried out under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor's Office in the Kyiv region.
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