Mass arrests in Yugra government
Four officials were placed in a pretrial detention center on suspicion of plunder of more than 20 million rubles ($338 thousand).
Three employees of the department of subsurface use and natural resources of KhMAO-Yugra and also director of the budgetary institution Natural park Samarovsky Chugas Evgeny Kalashnikov are arrested on Tuesday, August 22. URA.RU reports about it with reference to sources.
According to the portal, four detainees are suspected of embezzlement of budget funds for the sum of more than 20 million rubles ($338 thousand). All detainees are placed in a pretrial detention center for the period of investigation.
There is no official confirmation of this information yet – representatives of the Investigation Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia refrained from comments.
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, in July, 2017 security officers carried out detention of subordinates of the vice governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District Yugra Pavel Sidorov supervising district department of economic development of the region. Detainees were convicted of taking bribes from businessmen for licensing for the right to be engaged in collecting and realization of scrap of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
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