Ingushetia: high-ranking officials caught on large-scale embezzlement

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. 

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