An anonymous reader writes: The BBC reports, "Police said Alexander Protopopov, acting deputy chief of Russia's prison service, oversaw the dismantling of the road in the far-northern Komi region. He then sold off its 7,000 reinforced concrete slabs for personal profit,
... Officials believe the scheme cost the government more than 6m roubles ($79,000; £54,000). The road was "dismantled and driven away" over the period of more than a year, between 2014 and 2015, the Investigative Committee said in a statement ... The concrete slabs were then used by a commercial company which also sold them on for a profit, it added. Mr Protopopov was the head of Komi region's prison service from 2010 to 2015 ... He was arrested on Wednesday and faces charges of misappropriating of state property while using his official position, which could lead to 10 years in jail, the agency adds."