MOSCOW, August 20 (RAPSI) – A criminal case has been opened against the Moscow City Duma lawmaker Oleg Sheremetyev suspected of embezzling over 2 million rubles (about $30,000) of budget funds, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.

Currently, required investigation activities are conducted. Arrest and restrictive measure decisions are pending, the statement reads.

According to investigators, from November 2019 to February 2020, Sheremetyev monthly prepared and submitted to the Duma office documents on bonus awards ranging from 350,000 to 600,000 rubles for his assistant. The data contained intentionally false information on the fulfillment of highly sensitive tasks by his subordinate. In fact, Sheremetyev embezzled the funds. He allegedly caused damage worth over 2 million rubles to the Moscow budget.