Karelia: ex-minister detained in fraud case for $51.000.

Karelia: ex-minister detained in fraud case for $51.000.
Dmitry Matviets

Dmitry Matviets headed the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities and Energy.

The police detained the former minister of construction housing and utilities and energy of Karelia, Dmitry Matviets in the fraud case for 3.5 million rubles ($51.000), sources of TASS and online publication Stolitsa na Onego reported.

As reported in the Karelian MIA press service, the criminal case was instituted under part 4 of Article 159 CCRF (fraud). The police found that the management of the resource-supplying organization, which is engaged in heating a number of districts of Karelia, filed false documents and stole 3.5 million rubles through an illegal VAT-refund.

In 2013-2016, Matveits headed the company Karelenergoresurs which supplied heat to settlements in Medvezhiegorsk, Suojarv, Belomorsk, Kalevala, Muezersk, Pudozh, Kem, Segezh and Loukh districts of the republic.

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