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$67,000 Bail in $1M Case

A man suspected of swindling Moscow police out of at least 30 million rubles ($1 million) by providing them with defunct surveillance cameras will be allowed to leave pretrial detention on bail of 2 million rubles ($67,000), RIA-Novosti reported Monday.

Dmitry Kudryavtsev will be released from custody upon paying the bail, which did not happen Monday.

Investigators claim that Kudryavtsev’s company, contracted to supply surveillance cameras to Moscow police and other city authorities last year, rigged the cameras into providing pre-recorded video feeds instead of live footage.

Kudryavtsev faces up to 13 years in prison.

(MT)

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