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Police General Disappears From $2.7M Flat

A former police general implicated in a corruption investigation has left a swanky 2 million euro ($2.7 million) apartment in the heart of Moscow and fled abroad, his lawyer said Monday.

Andrei Khorev, who was fired as the Interior Ministry’s first deputy chief on economic security last week, disappeared after his name surfaced during a bribery investigation into former chief police investigator Maxim Kagansky.

Khorev’s lawyer Vladimir Zherebyenkov told Interfax that his client is currently abroad but refused to elaborate on his whereabouts.

The 106-square-meter, three-room apartment on Maly Novopeskovsky Pereulok off the Arbat was sold to Kagansky’s wife in 2009 for a mere 9,500 rubles ($310), Kommersant reported. She later officially handed the apartment over to the general’s father as a gift.

Documents uncovered by investigators showed that Khorev appeared to have secured the sweetheart deal for closing an inquiry into real estate developer Don-Stroi, Kommersant said.

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