Court convicts officials in connection with last summer's flood in Krasnodar territory
A court in Krymsk, the Krasnodar territory, has convicted former public officials for inappropriately performing their duties during a devastating flood last summer, which killed more than 100 people, an Interfax correspondent reported from the courtroom.
In particular Vasily Krutko, a former head of the Krymsk district administration, has been sentenced to six years in a penal settlement (a facility in a remote area where convicts must stay to serve their term but are not under guard).
Former Krymsk Mayor Vladimir Ulanovsky has been sentenced to 3 years and 6 months and former acting chief of the Krymsk district emergency situations department Viktor Zhdanov to 4 years and 6 months in a penal settlement.
Irina Ryabchenko, a former head of the village of Nizhnebakanskaya, has been given a suspended sentence of 3 years and 6 months. All these people will also be barred from holding offices in local self-government bodies for three years.
Former Krymsk officials found guilty of all charges
The court has found four former to officials of the city of Krymsk, Krymsk district, guilty in the case involving the flood that occurred in summer 2012, in which 156 people were killed, an Interfax correspondent has reported from the courtroom. Read more >>>