MOSCOW, November 20 (Itar-Tass) — The apartments of Rostelekom Chief Alexander Provotvorov and a shareholder of the company, Konstantin Malofeyev, are being searched in the framework of an investigation into criminal cases opened earlier, a source close to the investigation told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
Both Provotvorov and Malofeyev are suspects under an investigation into seven criminal cases conducted by the Investigative Department of the Russian Interior Ministry. The investigative activities are being conducted in the place of residents of both suspects, the source said.
Neither law enforcers nor Rostelekom representatives commented on the incident. Earlier, Kommersant newspaper said on its website that the apartments were being searched in the framework of an investigation into illegal appropriation of more than 200 million dollars from BTB bank. According to Kommersant, Malofeyev has been taken into custody, and Provotvorov might be detained on Tuesday evening.