Russian Police Launches Criminal Investigation Against Former Post Office Chief For Mining Crypto At

The Russian Police has launched a criminal investigation against a former post office chief, who was running a crypto mining farm inside the office for almost six months in a town of Mineralnye Vody located in the South of the country.

It has been reported by local news outlet RNS that the SU Investigative Committee of Russia for the Stavropol region, the former branch chief is suspected of illegally installing and mining cryptocurrencies with “professional hardware” using the company power grid for nearly six months.

However, the scheme established by the suspect was traced back to September 2019.

According to local authorities behind the investigation, the Federal Postal Service of Stavropol Territory suffered damages over 30,000 Russian rubles ($427.50 US dollars).

Former Russian Post’s local branch chief accused of using work computers to illegally mine crypto for almost six months — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) May 31, 2020

As per the report, the accused will be charged with “abuse of power,” as established by the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

The investigative committee is still in the evidence collection phase.

Thus, the identity of the person detained by the police was not disclosed to the media, as the investigation is still ongoing, and the criminal charges indictment has not been filed yet.

Source: Cointelegraph | Image: Pixabay


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