Russia Arrests Regional Governor for Heading 'Criminal Gang'

From Business Standard

The governor of Russia's remote northwestern region of Komi has been arrested and charged with leading a criminal organisation and committing fraud, the country's powerful Investigative Committee said Saturday. 

A judicial inquiry has been opened against governor Vyacheslav Gayzer and 18 others, including several of Gayzer's deputies, a spokesman for the committee said. The accused face charges of corruption and belonging to "a criminal group."

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