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Police have uncovered the theft of more than 40 million rubles from the Ministry of education

Businessman and senior official of the Ministry of education and science was arrested on suspicion of fraud by 40 million rubles, told reporters on Friday the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Irina Wolf.

Names the interior Ministry is not yet known.

According to the investigation, in 2016, the entrepreneur, received a contract from the Ministry, signed a number of agreements with the controlled PI for the execution of certain works in the interests of the Ministry of education. While she didn't have "intentions to fulfill its obligations in full".

Then the customer presented the results of work performed, "obviously not meet the terms of the agreements."

"Acceptance was carried out by an accomplice of the suspect, holding a senior position in the Department. Thus, the Ministry had suffered damage amounting to more than 40 million rubles", - said the Wolf.

Criminal proceedings were instituted under article "Fraud", both persons involved were detained. Passed already more than 30 searches of home and work with detainees.