Sunday, August 20, 2017

Yekaterinburg undertakes investigation of two senior city officials

Yekaterinburg police conducted last week searches of the homes of senior members of the city government as part of an ongoing investigation.

Two of the homes searched belong to deputy heads of Yekaterinburg administration, Vladimir Tungusov and Vadim Dudarenko, who are suspected of participating in an alleged city privatization scam, according to RIA Novosti.

A representative from the Interior Ministry denied that these searches were not conducted as a result of the most recent mayoral election, but rather as a separate investigation altogether.

Yet another investigation is currently being conducted into Vodokanal, a regional utility company, which is under investigation for a $3 million embezzlement case, RIA Novosti reports.