The Investigative Committee began checking one of the leaders of the Butyrskaya prison for involvement in the illegal organization of cryptocurrency mining on the territory of the pre-trial detention center. It is reported by Kommersant.
According to investigators, in November 2021, the suspect, together with accomplices, installed mining equipment in the branch of the psychiatric hospital of the Federal Penitentiary Service, located in Butyrskaya prison.
Previously, the devices worked until February of this year. For the operation of the equipment, electricity was used with a total cost of more than 62,000 rubles.
Law enforcers are checking one of the deputy heads of the pre-trial detention center for possible abuse of authority.
Recall that in January in Moscow, employees of the Rosseti Moscow Region branch turned off 50 mining servers.