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MOSCOW, December 9 (Itar-Tass) —— A new criminal case was opened against the son of the Trans-Dniestria leader and businessman Oleg Smirnov, who is a defendant in the misappropriation case of about 160 million roubles, which Russia allocated to the Trans-Dniestria as humanitarian supplies. The criminal case was opened under Article 160 Part 4 for a gross misappropriation of private property, spokesman of the Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass on Friday.
“The detectives found that Smirnov being the Torginvest general director in Moscow in late December 2008 through the misappropriation of a major private property transferred a total of more than 180 million roubles from the Torginvest account under the forged payment bill to his account opened at the Tiraspol BusinessInvestBank,” the spokesman said.