Former head of Stavropol caught in Minsk with a forged passport – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

The former mayor of Stavropol was detained at the Minsk airport when he tried to fly to Turkey with a fake passport. About this on Wednesday reported at the State Border Committee of Belarus.

The incident occurred on January 10 during the check-in process for the Minsk-Istanbul flight. The border guards drew attention to one of the passengers with a Russian passport, which was clearly a forged one.

“In the course of further proceedings, it turned out that the detainee had a valid internal passport of a Russian citizen with him, but he was restricted from leaving the country. As it turned out, the man is the ex-head of the administration of Stavropol and in 2014 was sentenced to nine years in prison on bribery, “- said the department.

The former mayor was released on parole in Russia, but he was not allowed to travel abroad. On the fact of the incident, a criminal case was initiated under article 380 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Forgery, production, use or sale of forged documents, stamps, seals, forms”).

We are talking about Igor Bestuzh, who previously sentenced to nine years in a strict regime colony and a fine of half a billion rubles. He was found guilty of bribery and land fraud – according to the court, he received 1.8 billion rubles for leasing 25 acres of city land on Dovatortsev Street to an entrepreneur – first for a parking lot, with subsequent re-registration of a plot for construction.

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