FSB searched home, apartment and office of MIA Main Investigations Directorate Dpt 4th Head in St. Petersburg
After the searches, the Colonel of Justice Natalya Morozova, who warned the suspect in the case of embezzlement of money from the Ministry of Defense about the investigative and search actions, has been sent home on sick leave.
FSB officers together with field investigators of the Third Department of Economic Security Service have conducted searches in the office, apartment and villa of one of the heads of MIA Main Investigations Directorate for St. Petersburg, the Colonel of Justice, Natalya Morozova
According to St. Petersburg media, Morozova has not been detained. After the searches she went home, since she is currently on sick leave.
According to Fontanka.ru, the searches of the Colonel of Justice are associated with the case of fraud in the amount of 6 billion rubles for the construction of facilities and airfields of the Russian Ministry of Defense in the Arctic, the suspect of which is the Director of AS-Engineering construction company Andrey Panteleyev.
Panteleyev was arrested by officers of the Economic Security Service of St. Petersburg Federal Security Service Directorate on September 29 at the Finland Station when passing through passport control before boarding a train to Finland.
The director of AS-Engineering has been charged with fraud on an especially large scale. September 30, the Kalinin District Court of St. Petersburg arrested him for a period of two months at the investigation's request.
According to the news agency, the reason for the searches of the Colonel of Justice Morozova was information from Panteleyev's smartphone, which indicates that Morozova had warned the director of AS-Engineering of the impending search, after which he tried to leave Russia, but was arrested.
It is reported that Morozova has admitted the facts, which had been established by the investigation and served as the reason for the searches. The Colonel of Justice is a witness in the case of fraud against AS-Engineering company management.
The ICR has reported on solving the murder of Ilya Pichko, who had been due to testify in the high-profile case of smuggling at the hearing on December 18. The search for the head of Yugo-Vostochnaya Torgovaya Kompaniya began after he failed to appear at the hearing scheduled for December 11.