Minister of Information Development of the Perm Region was arrested over participation in extortion of 31 million rubles from the budget
Minister of Information Development and Communications of the Perm Region Evgeniy Baluyev was arrested. He is suspected in embezzlement of the budgetary funds on a large scale.
The bureaucrat was detained the day before, on 4th of June at 18:00 (Moscow Time) by the FSB officers. He is currently held in Perm pretrial detention center.
It is expected that the hearing over his case will be held on 6th of June. At the same time the Investigation Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Perm Region noted that specialists from the regional Administration of the Federal Security Service (AFSB) carry out the investigation of the criminal case under which the law enforcement bodies detained the bureaucrat.
Evgeniy Baluyev was arrested under the investigation of a criminal case over embezzlement of 31 million rubles from the budgetary funds. Among suspects in embezzlement there is a directorship of the Regional State Independent Organization (RSIO) Perm Regional Multipurpose Center of Providing the State and Municipal Services. It is worth mentioning that under this case two people had already been arrested – head of the Multipurpose Center Dmitry Dymbrylov and his deputy Natalia Gladkova.
According to the information of AFSB, between 2014 and 2015 years, Dmitry Dymbrylov and Natalia Gladkova were preparing and confirming finical report documents, where they were writing false information concerning the inflated value of the Multipurpose Center’s creation in the Perm Region. As a result, they damaged the budget at a cost of no less than 31,3 million rubles.
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