Sergei Yurin was left without a stash
The Central District Court of the city of Sochi satisfied the claim of the Prosecutor General’s Office on the transfer to the state of 44 real estate objects totaling 192 million rubles, owned by the former deputy head of Sochi Sergei Yurin. The Prosecutor General’s Office reports this in its telegram channel.
In total, Yurin owned four houses, nine apartments, ten non-residential premises and 21 land plots. The department stressed that he could not confirm the legality of the origin of the property.
Yurin was born in 1978 in the village of Novopashkovskaya, Krasnodar Territory. In 2000 he graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law of the Kuban State University. Immediately after graduation, he worked as a legal consultant in the Krasnodar Regional Public Institution “Center for Conflict Resolution”.
In 2001-2006, he worked in the administration of the municipality of Krasnodar as a leading and chief specialist of the Registration Chamber, deputy director of the department of legal and personnel support, administrative bodies, first deputy director of the department of legal and personnel support, administrative bodies and first deputy head of the legal department. The post of Vice Mayor of Sochi for Legal Affairs took in September 2018, and a month later he was detained.
In October last year, the Khamovnichesky Court of Moscow recognized Yurin along with another former vice-mayor of Sochi Anatoly Rykov (held the position from 2009 to 2018) guilty of taking bribes from developers in the total amount of 120 million rubles. According to investigators, Rykov and Yurin developed a scheme according to which the mayor’s office refused developers to obtain building permits.
The companies went to court to appeal the decision, handed over bribes to officials, and obtained the necessary permits on appeal. They were sentenced to 15 years in prison and banned for ten years from holding public office.