Charges pressed in embezzlement of budget funds allocated for purchasing forensic equipment for Interior Ministry

The Major Cases Directorate of the Investigative Committee has pressed charges against chief of the Interior Ministry’s Forensic Expert Center Pyotr Grishin, his deputy Oleg Mazur and businessman Sergei Narutov. They are charged with 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.

According to investigators, they made sure that government contracts were concluded with companies controlled by Narutov at a cost over 80 million rubles higher that their original cost.

At present investigative operations are ongoing.