Perm Sports Minister arrested
Pavel Lyakh may be involved in thefts during the reconstruction of the Dynamo stadium.
The Minister of Sports for the Perm Region Pavel Lyakh has been arrested by the regional FSB, according to the Kommersant. Earlier, in July, the court had arrested the Lyakh’s former Deputy Ruslan Sadchenko. He was involved in the case of embezzlement of budget funds initiated in May.
According to the police, during the 2015 reconstruction of Dinamo stadium in Perm almost 13 million rubles were stolen with the use of forged documents. Two entrepreneurs - Dmitry Perfiliev and Aleksandr Tarhov are also involved in the case. All of them are charged with swindling.
The Acting Minister Pavel Lyakh, who was previously involved in the case as a witness, is known to have signed an work acceptance protocol worth 45.5 million rubles.
For several days now, the minds of the public in St. Petersburg are occupied with one piece of news – Lieutenant-General Umnov, head of the Main Directorate of the MIA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, leaves his post and sets off for a promotion to Moscow. Sergey Umnov is allegedly designated for the position of deputy minister of the MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev. However, on the sidelines of the ministry they expect not a promotion for the Petersburg general, but an honorable resignation with the consequent loss of political weight.