RUSADA reports embezzlement under past leadership, criminal case initiated

RUSADA reports embezzlement under past leadership, criminal case initiated
Yury Ganus Photo: Anton Denisov / RIA Novosti

The head of the anti-doping agency said that the examination by a third-party organization revealed a misuse of funds. Documents have been handed over to law enforcement.

The Russian anti-doping agency reported a criminal case because of theft in the organization.

Head of RUSADA, Yury Ganus, said that an internal investigation revealed the fact of misuse of funds.

After that, law enforcement agencies opened a criminal case of embezzlement under his past leadership, the TV channel 360 reports.

The amount of damage is not named until the end of the investigation by the authorities.

Ganus also told TASS journalists that the initial investigation was carried out by some independent organization. He explained its attraction by the need to “ensure the purity of our rear”, implying the activities of the past leadership.

“We do not divide the different stages of our organization’s history,” the current leader pointed out.

Earlier, Mash reported via Telegram that it had become aware of embezzlement in 2017 – the anti-doping agency bought equipment at prices half as high as market prices.

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