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Two more Russian military officials detained over Chechnya theft. - Re: RIAN: Russian servicemen suspected of grand theft in Chechnya

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  • Norbert Strade
    Two more Russian military officials detained over Chechnya theft MOSCOW, February 4 (RIA Novosti) - Two more Russian military officials from units deployed in
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 5, 2009
      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
      federal budget.

      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.
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