The court did not soften the preventive measure against General Popov, accused of fraud 17:03

The Military Court of the Second Western District did not soften the restrictive measure against the former commander of the 58th Army, Major General Ivan Popov, and left him in a pre-trial detention center. writes about this TASS.

The judge said, “It is in the defendant’s interest to reject the objection.”

According to him, Popov is accused of committing fraud on a particularly large scale by an organized group of people using his official position.

On May 27, the 235th Garrison Military Court will consider the Investigative Committee’s petition to ease the preventive measure against Popov.

It became known on May 21 arrest Popova. It is suspected that more than 1.7 thousand tons of rolled metal products intended for the construction of defensive structures in the Zaporozhye direction were stolen. Popov’s case was the third investigation against the military in the past month. Before that, the court also arrested the former Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Timur Ivanov and the head of the Main Personnel Department of the Ministry of Defense Yuri Kuznetsov. Both are suspected of taking bribes.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov statedThat the Russian defense ministry is fighting corruption.

Previously in the purges of the Russian Ministry of Defense saw “Prigogine’s trail”

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Source: Gazeta

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