The press center of the Agency for State Financial Control and Combating Corruption says the chief accountant of the Kulob culture department Abdulhamid Sharipov is suspected of misappropriation and embezzlement.  

By forging documents Sharipov has reportedly transferred a total of about 210,000 somonis to his bank card.

Criminal proceedings have been instituted against Sharipov under the provisions of two articles of Tajikistan’s Penal Code: Article 245 -- misappropriation and embezzlement; and Article 323 – official forgery.  An investigation is under way.