23 January 2018, Tuesday, 19:16

Investigatory Committee are working on another notorious corruption case


Criminal charges have been brought against officials at the Slutsk Cheese Factory.

“The director general of the Slutsk Cheese Factory and director of the Kopyl branch of the organization are charged with power abuse”, - they told Interfax-West news agency at the Investigatory Committee’s department for Minsk region.

It has been established that the officials acted upon agreement, reached beyond their official credentials, concluded contracts with a Russian company, which foreseen a postponement of the payment. Because of the non-due payment for goods delivered, the factory ended up having an expired debt in the amount of Br17.5 billion.

As a result of their illegal activities of the officials the Belarusian enterprise suffered a loss in an especially large amount.

The investigators together with Financial Investigations Department officers of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus for Minsk region and the city of Minsk have raided the offices as well as homes of the suspects under the criminal charges. “As a result of the investigatory actions property has been arrested of the total worth of over Br850 million, which does not include real estate in Minsk, the evaluation of which has not yet finished”, - they noted at the Investigatory Committee Department.