Saratov: police horses driven to exhaustion
A state contractor could appropriate the money saved on animal feed.
The prosecutor's office found violations in the care for horses of the Saratov police. The law enforcement agency assured that employees of a local entrepreneur look after their animals according to the established rules. However, on September 13, 10 out of 22 horses were to be written off due to exhaustion, RIA Novosti reports.
The state contract is executed by IE Sokolov; the horses are kept in the stables of the city hippodrome. The prosecutor's office has identified violations of veterinary legislation in the maintenance of service horses and the law on public procurement in the conclusion of contracts for the supply of animal feed. The police initiated a case “on the fact of fraudulent actions of employees of IE Sokolov” using their official position (part 3 of Article 159 CCRF). The violators face up to six years in a penal colony.