Moscow MIA Deputy Chief suspected of billion-ruble embezzlement

Moscow MIA Deputy Chief suspected of billion-ruble embezzlement
Major General Petrikov and a representative of Chinese law enforcement delegation, June 2017 Photo: Moscow MIA

Major General Alexander Petrikov manages all the rear services in the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Russian capital.

Alexander Petrikov, the head of the logistics department and the Deputy Chief of the Moscow MIA, is suspected of embezzling a billion rubles ($17m), according to Mash Telegram Channel. No details have been reported.

According to the official website of the Moscow MIA, Major General of Internal Service Alexander Petrikov has occupied leading positions in the rear and economic divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the capital since 2010, when he was appointed head of the MIA Transport Support Center in Moscow.

He became the head of the MIA Main Center for Economic, Transport and Service Support in January 2013, and was appointed by presidential decree Deputy Chief of the Russian MIA in Moscow, the Chief of Logistics, on December 31, 2014.

Alexander Petrikov became Major General of Internal Service in July 2016.

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