Law enforcement authorities in Moscow discovered illegally installed mining equipment on the territory of a mental hospital in Butyrka prison, known as the Koshkin house.
The underground mining farm was set up by one of the heads of the detention center. He placed the equipment in the premises of the “Cat House” and used government energy for mining bitcoins. The investigation committee is now looking into the case.
The newspaper reports that one of the detainees told human rights activists during an inspection of the pre-trial detention facility as a member of the PMC.
According to the newspaper, the organization’s energy consumption increased by 9,000 kW due to the work of the mining equipment. One of the deputy heads of the detention center was fired for organizing a mining farm.
A criminal case was initiated under Part 1 of Article 286 of the Criminal Code “Exceeding official authority”. The minimum penalty is a fine, while the maximum penalty is up to four years in prison.