Former deputy Chairman of Government of Stavropol region Murga detained in Spain

Former deputy Chairman of Government of Stavropol region Murga detained in Spain
Andrey Murga

Ex-deputy Chairman of the Government of the Stavropol region Andrey Murga has been detained in Spain in a criminal case into swindling, reports NewsTracker with reference to a source within the directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the region.

The source says Murga was detained in Spain where his spouse has a mansion. The official’s extradition to Russia is being considered at the present time.

“As soon as the suspect is taken to the Stavropol region, he will be arrested for two months,” the source reported.

Andrey Murga became a defendant in the criminal case in January, this year. The investigation theory is that he had appropriated 3.5 million rubles ($53 thousand) during development and launching of a web site for businessmen. The official received the money from an ex-head of KRSK Zaur Abdurakhimov.

In February, Murga was put on a federal wanted list, in July - on an international wanted list. Court arrested him for two months in absentia.

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