Criminal proceeding against Uzhgorod city council officials was initiated
The land in the historic area of Uzhgorod worth nearly 1 million hryvnias was privatized illegally.
The Prosecutor's Office initiated criminal proceeding against Uzhgorod city council officials on charges of abuse of office at the disposal of land resources of the city community.
According to the head of the department for organization of the protection interests of citizens and the state in courts Ivan Kostiv: "It is established that officials Uzhgorod City Council. in violation of the Land Code of Ukraine, the Law of Ukraine "On the assessment of property, property rights and professional valuation activities in Ukraine", in 2013, illegally disposed of the land in area of over 13 thousand. m. sq., on Voloshin street in Uzhgorod, which subsequently was privatized by a private entity."
The said land, according to the land legislation and the legislation on the protection of cultural heritage, belongs to to the lands of historical and cultural significance with particular scientific, aesthetic, historical and cultural value and can not be transferred to private ownership.
The regulatory monetary value of the land at the time of disposal was nearly 1 million hryvnia.
Articale 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine - abuse of power or position, that is intentional, in order to obtain any undue advantage for himself or herself or another person or entity using official authority or official position against the interests of service if it caused substantial harm to legally protected rights, freedoms and interests of individual citizens or state and public interests, or the interests of legal entities - punishable by arrest for up to six months or restriction of liberty for up to three years, or imprisonment for the same term, with disqualification to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years with a fine of two hundred fifty to one hundred tax-free minimum incomes and with special confiscation.
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