Minister of Agriculture and his deputy detained in Penza region
Penza, 15 May 2020. PenzaNews. Three persons, including Deputy Prime Minister of Penza region – Minister of Agriculture of the region Andrei Burlakov, and one of his deputies, were detained under Art. 91 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation in the criminal case initiated under Part 4, Art.159 of the Criminal Code "Fraud". This was reported by the press service of the regional department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.
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The agency added that on the day before their houses and offices had been searched, and the detainees had spent the night in a pre-trial detention centre.
The press service specified that the third detainee was not an official.