Charges brought against police investigative dept Head
Petr Grishin and his deputy are charged with three episodes of swindle.
Investigative Committee indicted the Head of the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation (MIA), Lieutenant General Petr Grishin and his deputy, Colonel of the police Oleg Mazur and their suggested accomplice businessman Sergey Narutov.
All defendants are accused of three episodes of grand larceny of budgetary funds during procurement of forensics equipment for the regional expert groups of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation (Swindling on n especially large scale (part 4 of Art 159 of the Criminal Code). The Investigative Committee claimed that Grishin and Mazur signed contracts with Narutov’s companies, and the price was 80 million rubles ($1.3 million) overestimated.
On the 5th of December it became known, that Grishin and Mazur were suspected of swindle. Representatives of the security forces carried out a search in the suspects’ offices in the MIA Investigative Department and also in their homes. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, stressed that previously Grishin reported that he wanted to leave his position.