Dagestan district head suspected of $1.5mn-swindling
The official is accused of organizing a dummy company, through which he used to receive funds from the health insurance fund.
Head of the Levashinsky district of Dagestan, Magomed Gadzhi Magomedov has been detained by ICR officers on suspicion of 89-million-ruble ($1.5mn) swindling. This is reported by the press service of the Investigative Committee in the republic.
According to the investigators, in early 2014, the official created a criminal organization, members of which included the employees of the administration; in 2014-2015, they prepared forged documents by his order, based on which the Social Insurance Fund would transfer money to virtually non-existent citizens in the amount of over 89 million rubles.
As the ICR noted, four defendants in this case have already been detained by court order. Three of them have been charged with swindling on an especially large scale and official forgery. The head of the district himself has been imprisoned.
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