Corruption scandal at Dagestani government
Top officials of the government of Dagestan Republic were detained on February 5, 2018 as a result of a large-scale operation. On January 30, employees of the central offices of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Defense Ministry, and the Prosecutor General's Office arrived in Dagestan with an audit. Earlier, mayor of Makhachkala Musa Musayev and chief architect of Makhachkala Magomed-Rasul Gitinov were arrested over abuse of power.
At the same time, checks have been carried out the regional administrations of Tabasaran, Makhachkala, Izberbash, Botlikh, Buinak and Kizilyurt districts of the republic.
The Basmanny court authorized an arrest of the closest associates of the former head of Dagestan, Ramazan Abdulatipov. Dagestani Prime Minister Abdusamad Gamidov, two vice-premiers Shamil Isayev and Raudin Yusufov, as well as former Minister of Science and Education Shakhabas Shakhov have been detained. All of them are accused of fraud in a particularly large amount.
The Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) suspected former members of the republic’s government of creating a criminal community. The investigator considers ex-Director of the government agency Directorate of the Unified State Customer-Developer Shamil Kadiev to be the community’s creator.