Law enforcement officers detained Sakhalin region Minister of Agriculture and his deputy
Senior officials are charged with exceeding their official powers. According to sources, civil servants are involved in the case of fraud with budget funds.
Law enforcement officers detained Minister of Agriculture of the Sakhalin region Mikhail Kuzmenko and his deputy Tamara Mulenkova. Senior officials are charged with Exceeding Official Powers (part 3, Article 286 of the Criminal Code). At the moment they are in a temporary detention facility. The detention of Kuzmenko and Mulenkova was preceded by searches and seizures of documents in the Sakhalin Ministry of Agriculture.
According to sources, the officials detained today are figurants of the criminal case upon fraud with budget funds. Earlier, within the framework of this case, Minister of Property and Land Relations of the Sakhalin Region Elena Gakh was detained and placed under house arrest. Officials are charged with fraud with budget funds worth more than 1 billion rubles ($17m). According to the data of the investigative bodies, the funds allocated for the construction of the agro-complex on the territory of the state farm turned out to be transferred to the accounts of the one-day firm.
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