Ex-Russian deputy education minister put on wanted list for fraud


© APA | Russia's former Deputy Minister of Education Marina Rakova

# 01 October 2021 16:28 (UTC +04:00)

Russia's former Deputy Minister of Education Marina Rakova has been charged with fraud in absentia, a law enforcement source told, adding that she had been placed on a wanted list, APA reports citing TASS.

According to the source, detectives plan to issue an international arrest warrant for Rakova soon and request that a court arrest her in absentia.

Rakova has indeed been put on a wanted list, Russian Interior Ministry Spokesperson Irina Volk confirmed. "The investigator has decided to press charges against the defendant based on Article 159.4 of the Russian Criminal Code (fraud). Since she absconded from the investigation, she has been put on a wanted list," she said.

"Law enforcement agencies are working to verify reports that Rakova could have left for Ukraine after she had been engaged in investigative activities. She was not taken into custody following a search of her home. Her ID documents were not seized," the source told.