Posted 10 марта 2023,, 16:42

Published 10 марта 2023,, 16:42

Modified 10 марта 2023,, 18:08

Updated 10 марта 2023,, 18:08

In St. Petersburg, a crypto farm was found at the dacha of a lieutenant colonel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

10 марта 2023, 16:42
Deputy Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Vasileostrovsky district Andrey Serdyukov was detained.
Security forces

Law enforcement officers in St. Petersburg detained Serdyukov on suspicion of corruption, Fontanka writes. On March 10, the internal security officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs came to the police officer's office with searches. Investigative actions are connected with the criminal case of the restaurateur Alexander Konovalov, accused of bribing police officers during the pandemic. The security forces searched the detainee's dacha and found a crypto farm there.

Serdyukov, who previously worked in the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Central District of St. Petersburg, received an illegal reward from the entrepreneur for assistance..

Recall that the security forces had previously expressed complaints about the draft law of the Ministry of Finance on the legalization of cryptocurrency mining in Russia, because of this, the discussion was again "stuck in approvals".