FSB comes with searches at 3 enterprises in case of embezzling funds of state defense order

FSB comes with searches at 3 enterprises in case of embezzling funds of state defense order
Photo: Valery Matytsin / TASS

The investigative actions are being held in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Lipetsk.

FSB officers came with searches at enterprises located in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Lipetsk within the case of embezzling funds of state defense order, reports TASS. Employees of the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Economic Security Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs also take part in the investigative activities.

A criminal case on fraud on a large scale (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) has been initiated.

According to investigators, the embezzlement of money was carried out by "representatives of a group of machine-tool enterprises of the Lipetsk region." The funds allocated to support the defense industry under the federal programs were also stolen.

Law enforcers are performing seizure of documents, data storage devices and other items relevant to the investigation. According to Lipetsk-based Gorod48t, the searches also take place at home of a “founder of the machine-tool plant.” 

According to RBC, employees of the FSB came to the Lipetsk Machine-Tool Enterprise the day before. The press service of the company announced their readiness to cooperate with the investigation.

“For many years, we have been working with government customers, enterprises of the defense complex of our country. And we never had any problems. I understand that this is a large amount of public funds, there may be some questions that we are ready to answer, our management are in close cooperation. The situation did not affect our enterprise or our employees, we work in a regular mode,” the press service of the Lipetsk Machine-Tool Enterprise reported.

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