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General of the Federal security service (FSO) of Russia Gennady Lopyrev detained on the results of internal audit, which revealed evidence of serious violations reported by the office
“In the course of internal audit, the FSO carried out in the units of the security Service in the Caucasus, showed signs of serious violations of the law. The audit materials submitted to the investigating authorities. Currently, General G. A. Lopyrev detained”, — quotes “RIA Novosti” the message of the FSO.
What violations were revealed during the audit, the report does not specify. The Ministry added that “to conduct the necessary investigations”.
Earlier on Friday, 25 November, “Izvestia” with reference to sources in the FSB and administration of Sochi reported that General Lopyrev detained in Sochi on suspicion of theft and taken in for questioning in Moscow.
According to interlocutors of the edition, morning in the building of the Sochi city hall were searched in the case relating to the allocation of land plots for construction of Olympic facilities.
Other informed sources told the newspaper that investigative actions on this case, involving several senior officials from the administration and law enforcement agencies of Sochi, was in for the entire week.
Later, the article “Izvestia” has been removed from the site, but remained in the Google cache.