The ex-mayor of Stavropol was detained at the airport in Minsk with a forged passport

The ex-mayor of Stavropol Bestuzhy was detained at the airport in Minsk with a fake passport In 2014, the Stavropol court sentenced the ex-mayor to nine years in a maximum security penal colony for bribery. In 2018, he was transferred to a colony-settlement, and later released on parole

The ex-head of Stavropol during border control

The former head of Stavropol, Igor Bestuzhiy, who was sentenced to nine years in prison for bribery in 2014, was detained at the Minsk airport with a forged passport. This was reported on the website of the State Border Committee of Belarus.

“ At the National Airport Minsk on January 10, when you make a flight Minsk & mdash; Istanbul, a man was detained. While passing the border control, he showed the Belarusian border guards a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation with signs of partial forgery & lt; … & gt; As it turned out, the man is the ex-head of the administration of Stavropol '', & mdash; said in the message.


As specified in the department, a criminal case was opened against the Russian under Art. 380 of the Criminal Code of Belarus (forgery, production, use or sale of forged documents, stamps, seals, forms), it was handed over to the employees of the Investigative Committee. The maximum punishment under this article, according to Belarusian law, provides for imprisonment for up to three years.

Igor Bestuzhiy was born on March 9, 1960 in the Georgian SSR. In 1984 he graduated from the Stavropol State Medical Institute with a degree in General Medicine, and later completed a retraining course at the Financial Academy under the Russian government. Since 1986, he headed the Ryzdvyanenskaya city hospital (Stavropol Territory), worked as the director of the Stavropol branch of the SOGAZ insurance company, and in 2008 became the Minister of Property Relations of the Stavropol Territory. He was elected mayor of Stavropol in May 2011.

Bestuzhy was detained in 2012 on charges of attempting to receive a bribe of 50 million rubles. for leasing a land plot in municipal ownership of Stavropol. The official fully admitted guilt of the crime. In 2014, he was sentenced to nine years in a strict regime colony with a fine of 500 million rubles. As Kommersant clarifies, in 2018 he was transferred to a penal colony, and later released on parole.

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