The Minister of agriculture of the Orenburg region detained on suspicion of theft

© Photo : Investigative Committee of the Russian federalassembly the Investigative Committee of Russia. Archive photoThe Minister of agriculture of the Orenburg region detained on suspicion of theft© Photo : Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation

The Minister of agriculture of the Orenburg region, Mikhail Maslov, and also businessman Victor Zheleznov was arrested on suspicion of embezzling 100 million rubles in subsidies, according to the RF IC on Twitter.

«The Minister of agriculture, food and processing industry of the Orenburg region 55-year-old Mikhail Maslov, the head of OOO «SGC «Wisniewski» 38-year-old Victor Zheleznov was arrested on suspicion of embezzlement of budget funds by 100 million rubles in grants», — stated in the message.

On the website, the SC noted that the Minister and his accomplice arrested in a criminal case of fraud. During the investigation it became known that in 2015-2016 in the Orenburg region, one of the organizations of agro-industrial complex — «SGC «Wisniewski» — kidnapped allocated from Federal and regional budgets as subsidies worth more than 100 million rubles. According to investigators, the theft of budget funds are involved detainees.

In the near future will be solved a question on election of a measure of restraint and arraignment.

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