Dagestan: former district head caught fraud and forgery
Former civil servant enriched himself at the expense of the program on resettlement of citizens from emergency housing.
The court in Dagestan sentenced Ruslan Toturbiev, the former head of the Kumtorklinsky District, to 4.5 years in prison for fraud and forgery by an offical. As the investigation established, the defendant stole from the budget money allocated for the program of resettlement of citizens from emergency housing, the ICR’s Investigative Directorate for the republic reports.
According to the investigation materials, Toturbiev created a criminal group of employees of the district administration, which in the years 2011-2013 had embezzled more than 162 million rubles ($ 2,48 million). Toturbiev was detained in 2013, but was soon released on bail. However, the civil servant went to Moscow, and from there to Belarus, where he was detained again.
The remaining 11 members of the organized criminal group were sentenced to four years, seven of them received a real term, and four were sentenced to probation.
Deposit Insurance Agency and ‘criminal duo’ of its First Deputy General Director Miroshnikov and colonel–billionaire Cherkalin
Valery Miroshnikov, First Deputy General Director of the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), has fled Russia and intends to resign. Experts explain his escape by the arrest of FSB colonel Kirill Cherkalin charged with swindling amounting to 12 billion rubles ($191.4 million); Miroshnikov and Cherkalin had close ties. In addition, the high-ranked insurer was a friend of fugitive FSB general Viktor Voronin – who had assisted to late banker Vladimir Kogan in the resolution of Bank UralSib and then relocated to Israel. The CrimeRussia reviewed operations of the ‘unsinkable’ Deposit Insurance Agency and its top manager Valery Miroshnikov – as well as his extensive connections actively used in the course of liquidation of Russian banks. The main question is: why is the Central Bank of Russia turning a blind eye to suspicious actions of the DIA?