Dagestan: Minister of Economy suspected of $310 thousand swindling
The money was stolen during implementation of governmental contracts for equipage of multifunctional centers in the Republic.
Head of the Ministry of Economy in Dagestan Osman Khasbulatov has been detained in a case into swindling with damage estimated at more than 20 million rubles ($310 thousand), reports TASS with reference to a representative of Russia’s MIA Irina Volk.
In her words, detention of the Minister was carried out by MIA’s officers with the help of Russia’s Federal Security Service officers. The investigation theory is that the money was stolen during implementation of governmental contracts for equipage of multifunctional centers in the Republic.
Volk says the case was initiated under item 4 of article 159 of Russia’s Criminal Code (Swindling).
Khasbulatov got his position recently: he was appointed the head of the Ministry in February, 2018. In November, 2018, he kept his position during the formation of new government in the region.
From 2013 till 2018, Khasbulatov was a head of the multifunctional center for providing governmental and municipal services in Dagestan.
The antimonopoly service in the region had earlier issued a fine towards the Minister as the head of the multifunctional center for violation of the law on contracts’ system.
The fines’ amount reached 1.5 million rubles ($23 thousand). Khasbulatov appealed the fines, and they were cancelled by court later. But later, Dagestan’s Supreme court determined that the actions of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service had been legal.