Ingushetia: high-ranking officials caught on large-scale embezzlement
The criminal group on transferred budget money to the accounts of front people for far-fetched grounds.
In Ingushetia, investigators completed an investigation into the embezzlement of more than 335 million rubles ($ 5 million) from the budget committed by high-ranking officials from the republican government and former bank employees, RIA Novosti reported.
According to the investigation, from August 2012 to October 2014, the criminal group opened bank accounts for front people and transferred them budget money in the form of grants and monthly compensation for the payment of utility bills of a privileged category of Ingushetia citizens. The court imposed a security arrest on the accused’s property.
The investigation forwarded the fraud case file to the Magassky District Court for consideration on the merits. The defendants face up to 10 years in prison.
Deposit Insurance Agency and ‘criminal duo’ of its First Deputy General Director Miroshnikov and colonel–billionaire Cherkalin
Valery Miroshnikov, First Deputy General Director of the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), has fled Russia and intends to resign. Experts explain his escape by the arrest of FSB colonel Kirill Cherkalin charged with swindling amounting to 12 billion rubles ($191.4 million); Miroshnikov and Cherkalin had close ties. In addition, the high-ranked insurer was a friend of fugitive FSB general Viktor Voronin – who had assisted to late banker Vladimir Kogan in the resolution of Bank UralSib and then relocated to Israel. The CrimeRussia reviewed operations of the ‘unsinkable’ Deposit Insurance Agency and its top manager Valery Miroshnikov – as well as his extensive connections actively used in the course of liquidation of Russian banks. The main question is: why is the Central Bank of Russia turning a blind eye to suspicious actions of the DIA?