Two more Russian military officials detained over Chechnya theft. - Re: RIAN: Russian servicemen suspected of grand theft in Chechnya
- Two more Russian military officials detained over Chechnya theft
MOSCOW, February 4 (RIA Novosti) - Two more Russian military officials
from units deployed in Chechnya have been detained in connection with
the theft of more than 64 million rubles ($1.76 million), a Defense
Ministry official said on Thursday.
"At this time, four military financial officials have been detained in
connection with the case," the spokesman said.
The Investigation Committee of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office
said in a statement on Wednesday that a group of military officials
dealing with financial issues at several units deployed in Chechnya
embezzled the money that was intended for payments to the local and
The statement said two of the suspects had been detained and about 60
million rubles ($1.6 million) had already been recovered
The suspects in the case face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.