Former Russian Minister Arrested, Accused of Embezzling $62 Million

Written by on 27 March 2019

Former Russian minister Mikhail Abyzov was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of embezzling $62 million, Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a press release.

In May 2012, Abyzov was appointed as Minister for Open Government Affairs in former President Dmitry Medvedev’s cabinet, a post he held for six years. He is suspected of creating and running a criminal enterprise which embezzled and funneled 4 billion rubles ($62 million) abroad.


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