Probe launched in embezzlement of budget funds allocated for purchasing forensic equipment for Interior Ministry

The Major Cases Directorate of the Investigative Committee has opened an investigation in three counts of embezzlement on a very large scale while purchasing forensic equipment for Interior Ministry’s regional forensic divisions under Part 4 of Article 159 of the RF Criminal Code. Chief of the Interior Ministry’s Forensic Expert Center Pyotr Grishin and his deputy Oleg Mazur are under investigation. According to investigators, they made sure that government contracts were concluded with companies controlled by an acquaintance of theirs at a cost over 80 million rubles higher that their original cost.

Necessary investigative operations are underway at the moment in cooperation with the Federal Security Service and Internal Security Directorate of the Interior Ministry.