Former Dagestani Health Minister charged with creation of organized crime group

Former Dagestani Health Minister charged with creation of organized crime group
Tanka Ibrahimov

According to the investigation, the former Minister created a criminal group to steal budget funds.

Former Minister of Health of Dagestan Tanka Ibrahimov is suspected of creating an organized criminal group to steal state funds, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the region states.

Earlier it was reported that by a court decision the detainee Ibrahimov was placed under house arrest on July 9. However, on the night of July 10, he was again detained, but within the investigation of a new episode. His former deputy, as well as experts from the Department of Public Procurement, were also detained, but they were not mentioned in the statement.

It is assumed that the group committed the theft of 44 million rubles ($704.700) overstating the cost of medical equipment and 71 million rubles ($1.1m) fulfilling obligations to supply medicines for the needs of medical institutions in Dagestan.

Recall that the mass detentions of high-ranking officials began in January this year. Then the special commission of the Prosecutor General's Office initiated an investigation in Dagestan. The First Vice-Premier of the republic, Ramadan Aliev, is also under arrest within the anti-corruption case.

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