Head of Russian Youth League's St. Petersburg branch detained
Operatives detained Dmitry Lyadov after conducting searches as part of an investigation into a case of large-scale fraud.
Head of the Russian Youth League in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region Dmitry Lyadov has been detained for two days in the case of large-scale fraud, Fontanka reports.
According to the news agency, the detention was conducted after a series of searches in apartments, including that of the branch head, and offices of a number of St. Petersburg companies.
According to the source, Lyadov is suspected of illegal receipt of contracts from the Smolny Committee on Youth Policy. For example, for sending delegations from the Northern capital to federal youth forums (Territoriya smyslov on the Klyazma river, Tavrida, and Baltiysky Artek).
A certain friend of Lyadov was detained along with him, who also heads one of the public organizations of St. Petersburg.
It is noteworthy that Lyadov used to work as police captain, Fontanka reports. However, he changed job after he was caught taking a bribe of 9 thousand rubles ($156).
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