Investigative Committee accuses General Popov of official forgery 02:39

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation added an article of official forgery to the indictment against the former commander of the 58th Army, General Ivan Popov. This was reported by TASS.

“He is accused of committing crimes under two articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation: especially large-scale fraud (Article 159) and official fraud, which entailed a serious violation of the rights and legitimate interests of citizens, organizations or legally protected interests of society or the state,” an employee of the Investigative Committee said.

It is reported that Popov did not admit his guilt.

Before that General Popov given incriminating evidence against alleged accomplices.

It was known on May 21 arrest Ivan Popov, former commander of the 58th Army. He is suspected of stealing metal structures intended for the front. Previously, the court arrested former Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Timur Ivanov and Head of the Main Personnel Department of the Defense Ministry Yuri Kuznetsov, who were accused of bribery. Similar charges were brought on May 23 arrested Head of the Main Communications Department of the RF Armed Forces, General Vadim Shamarin.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov statedThe Russian defense ministry is fighting corruption.

Previously, General Popov statedthat he had nothing “except his debts and credits.”

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Source: Gazeta

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