A court in Tambov has arrested Vladimir Gromov, Acting Deputy Head of the Tambov Region, for two months, TASS reports.
The official is suspected of patronizing the embezzlement of more than 25 million rubles as part of the Demography national project.
Gromov was detained in early January, he was charged with abuse of power and abuse of power. He faces up to seven years in prison.
According to investigators, two years ago, a commercial company, which was patronized by the acting vice-governor, concluded 90 contracts with kindergartens for the supply of goods worth more than 25 million rubles. However, most of them have not yet been fulfilled, the goods have not been delivered, but paid in full.