Ivanovo chief of Internal Affairs storing facility suspected of fraud 

Ivanovo chief of Internal Affairs storing facility suspected of fraud
Photo: A still from the video

According to investigators, the official appropriated almost half a million rubles received for scrap metal.

The ICR opened a criminal case of a major fraud (part 3 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) against the Ivanovo head of the base storing the resources of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and his subordinate suspected of embezzling 470,000 rubles, said the press service of the regional ICR.

According to the investigation, the head of one of the structural units of the base registered a part of the ferrous metal scrap brought by a company bypassing the government contract. The woman handed over the 470 thousand rubles she got for the scrap to the base head.

The suspects have been detained. The base chief was placed under house arrest and his subordinate was released on bail. The criminal case is reportedly being investigated in cooperation with the FSB.

The ICR published footage of the searches at the base which show the investigators open a metal money cache and also find an envelope with money in the fridge.

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