Yeisk District Council in Krasnodar Territory deprived powers of the 36-year-old deputy from the Yabloko party Alexander Korovainy. According to Korovainy himself, only two people spoke out against this decision, including himself, two more abstained, and the remaining 17, including all United Russia members, supported his exclusion from the parliament.
Earlier, the Office of Control, Prevention of Corruption and Other Offenses of the Krasnodar Territory Administration found violations in the information on income and property obligations of Korovainy, which are collected “in order to combat corruption.” As the deputy himself wrote on the Telegram channel, the reason for the deprivation of powers was the current account in Sberbank, which was opened in 1992 in his name by his parents. It was not reflected in the anti-corruption declaration. According to Korovainy, the account had only 250 rubles, and in 2012 it was closed.
Another formal reason was that the politician did not indicate in his income several transfers made in the summer of 2020 to his card. Korovainy himself said that this money was intended for his friend, whose card was blocked at that moment.
On October 29, the Governor of the Krasnodar Territory, Veniamin Kondratyev, addressed the Chairman of the Yeisk District Council Oleg Vyatkin. He drew attention to the revealed violations and, referring to Part 7 of Art. 40 ФЗ №131 “On general principles of organization of local self-government” and Part 4 of Art. 12 Federal Law No. 272 ”On Combating Corruption”, asked to early terminate the powers of Alexander Korovainy.
According to the deputy, people who came to support him during the meeting of the district council on December 8 were not allowed into the administration building. The ban extended even to the vaccinated. At the same time, at the last session, the meeting room was full.
New circumstances of the case, which allegedly prove the guilt of Korovainy, did not appear to the chairman of the session until the evening of December 7th. The deputy was not allowed to get acquainted with them, accordingly, he could not defend himself at the meeting, writes “New Newspaper”. Korovainy announced his intention to go to court to challenge the decision to deprive him of his parliamentary powers.
“Deputy Alexander Korovainy has been deprived of his powers on the initiative of Governor Kondratyev. It’s funny, but the unmercenary Korovainy, who doesn’t even have a car, only a bicycle, is deprived of his powers under the pretext of corruption, ”- stated local activist Yana Antonova.
Alexander Korovainy was born in 1985 in Yeisk, graduated from the Moscow State Open University with a degree in jurisprudence, then taught at the Rostov State Economic University and the Yeisk Marine Fisheries College.
Since 2011, Korovainy has been a member of the Yabloko party, and since 2012 he has headed the local branch of the party in Yeysk. Since 2017, he has been a member of the Yeisk District Council. With his help, several independent candidates entered the legislative body.
In the elections this year, Korovainy ran for the State Duma, but before the vote his registration as a candidate was canceled under the pretext of his involvement in the activities of an extremist organization (earlier Korovainy participated in a rally in support of Alexei Navalny). The deputy himself claimed that he had never been a member of Navalny’s headquarters.
At the end of December, a meeting of the district council will take place in Yeisk on the deprivation of the powers of deputies Alexander and Yekaterina Baturinets, thanks to whose investigations four criminal cases of corruption in the field of education were initiated. Also, the deputies did not allow the administration to sell the kindergarten located on the seashore.
Note that for a deputy who provided incomplete information about his income, the law provides for several measures of responsibility, including a “warning”. And if the violation consists in a forgotten zero account, or 100 or 1000 rubles of annual income, of course it is absurd to deprive of powers, writes Kuban municipal deputy Dmitry Garmatyuk.