MIA office auditors misappropriated travel allowance

MIA office auditors misappropriated travel allowance
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The office employees, according to investigators, spent up to 210 thousand rubles ($3.3 thousand) allocated for business trips.

Three criminal cases were opened against three officers from the Control and Audit Directorate (KRU) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, reports RBC with reference to the lawyers of the accused. The case involves Colonel Igor Karabash, Head of the KRU, Colonel Nikolay Gromyko, former Deputy Head of the Audit Department, Lieutenant Colonel Yevgeny Kirichenko, former Chief Auditor of the KRU.

According to the investigation, the police officers, using their official position, spent at least 210 thousand rubles ($3.3 thousand) allocated for business trips.

In particular, Karabash appropriated at least 80 thousand rubles ($1.2 thousand), Nikolay Gromyko - 52 thousand rubles ($818.6), Yevgeny Kirichenko - 82 thousand rubles ($1.2 thousand). To confirm travel expenses, the police provided receipts for rooms at the Edem (Mozdok) or Shafran (Krasnodar) hotels. In fact, they did not stay in the hotels.

Previously, Kravchenko became a defendant in two more criminal cases (also under part 3 of Art. 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). According to investigators, he handed over the fuel card issued to him at work to the staff of a gas station, and in return took money from them. The total sum of claims against Kravchenko was 85 thousand rubles ($1.3 thousand) (63.4 thousand rubles ($998.3) for the fuel card and 22.5 thousand rubles ($354.3) for travel allowance).

Gromyko, Karabash and Kirichenko were detained on May 22, 2019 and later arrested.

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