Kazakh Deputy Education Minister detained on budget funds theft

  20 May 2013    Read: 249
Kazakh Deputy Education Minister detained on budget funds theft
Kazakhstan`s Financial Police Agency has detained the Deputy Minister of Education and Science Sayat Shayakhmetov and General Director of `Management of Education and Science Projects Construction` A. Pak, the press service of the financial police reported.
Earlier the Financial Police Agency launched a criminal investigation on the misappropriation of budget funds in the amount of about $1.5 billion tenge (150.95 tenge = $1) while constructing an educational facility for 700 pupils in the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk.

On May 14, the Deputy Minister of Education and Science Shayakhmetov and general director of `Management of Education and Science Projects Construction` Pak were detained on suspicion of committing the crime.
On May 17, Shayakhmetov was placed under house arrest and Pak was arrested with a court approval.

Earlier, the Financial Police Agency arrested former general director of `ZAC Service` R. Kireev on charges of involvement in the crime.

The criminal case is under investigation, any other information has not been disclosed in the interests of the investigation.

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