Fugitive Kirov deputy suspected of laundering $114 thousand detained

Fugitive Kirov deputy suspected of laundering $114 thousand detained
Detained deputy

Dmitry Nikulin, member of the United Russia party, was put on the wanted list in November 2018.

Employees of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee for the Kirov region, supported by employees of the regional FSB of Russia, have detained Dmitry Nikulin, a fugitive deputy from the United Russia party, who was accused of embezzling and legalizing funds of Electronic Travel Pass LLC, according to the press service of the regional ICR.

Nikulin is accused of five counts of theft of other people's property through his official position (Art. 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). According to the investigation, from 2013 to 2017, the deputy together with Anatoly Ganba and Alexander Rybolovlev stole 37 million rubles ($576.1 thousand) belonging to Electronic Travel Pass using their official position.

The investigation also believes that by making various financial transactions and concluding fictitious contracts, Nikulin laundered the stolen money in the amount of 7.3 million rubles ($113.6 thousand).

The deputy was declared wanted in November 2018. By now, he was forced to come to the investigator of the Second Department for Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the Investigative Directorate of the ICR for the Kirov region to conduct investigative measures. In the near future the issue of electing a preventive measure will be considered.

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