Ex-Rosneft employees charged with $5 million embezzlement
MOSCOW, November 30 (RAPSI) – A criminal case has been opened against former employees of Rosneft oil company and its subsidiary on charges of embezzling 300 million rubles (about $5 million), the Interior Ministry’s press service reports Thursday.
The defendants, who are not named, have been put in detention, the statement reads.
Investigators believe that the accused persons have prepared forged documents indicating that a Rosneft subsidiary has fictitious creditor indebtedness to a firm controlled by the defendants valued at 3.2 billion rubles (about $55 million). They allegedly transferred over 300 million rubles to a shell company’s account and then cashed and stole the money.