MOSCOW, April 16 (RAPSI) – Former head of Russia’s Tomsk Regional Interior Ministry Directorate is suspected of fraud and taking a large-scale bribe, the press-service of the regional Investigative Committee has stated.

Investigators believe that in 2011-2014 the defendant received a bribe estimated at 1.8 million rubles ($28,900) from a Tomsk businessman. Moreover, the suspect allegedly provided false information to the retirement service.

According to media reports, the person in question is a former head of the Directorate general-major Igor Mitrofanov, who was removed from his post on the order of Russian President in 2016. In the same year, a fraud case was launched against Mitrofanov’s family members and the entrepreneur.

Investigators believe that the abovementioned persons participated together in opening of a pizza-restaurant in St. Petersburg causing damage estimated at 5 million rubles ($80,200).