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MOSCOW -- Russian investigators are pressing graft charges against a former deputy governor of St. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys . Petersburg linked to the construction of a trouble-plagued stadium that is to host World Cup matches in 2018.The Investigative Committee said in a statement on Wednesday that Marat Oganesyan, the citys deputy governor in 2013-2015, has been detained on suspicion of embezzling 50 million rubles ($777,000) on a single contract to supply display screens for the new stadium. However, it could be only part of a much larger corruption case.Investigators said Oganesyan arranged for a friendly subcontractor to win the contract and funneled the money out via shell companies. Investigators said they have filed a motion with a local court to jail Oganesyan pending the probe.One official in the St. Petersburg city hall as well as three employees of the subcontractor are also under investigation in relation to the 69,000-seat stadium, provisionally called the Zenit Arena.Current deputy governor Igor Albin said on Twitter that the total sum of damages at the stadium ... exceeds 700 million rubles ($10.7 million), citing evidence presented to the city governments construction department.No external events will influence the construction of the Zenit Arena now: the budget for the construction is balanced and everything that is needed has been bought, Albin added.Wednesdays announcement came amid a blitz of corruption-related arrests and investigations in Russia. Late Monday, Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev was detained over an alleged $2 million bribe, while Wednesday also saw reports of investigations at a state technology firm and a helicopter manufacturer.The St. Petersburg stadium has taken almost a decade to build, prompting Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to publicly call it disgraceful. The stadium, which is to host a 2018 World Cup semifinal match, is set to cost more than $600 million. Until the ruble dropped sharply in value in 2014 against the backdrop of international sanctions and a low oil price, the same ruble budget was worth more than $1 billion, making it one of the most expensive soccer stadiums in history.The St. Petersburg City Hall in July fired the general contractor over repeated delays and cost overruns, also saying that authorities have gone to the police because it has allocated $39 million for the construction which has been unaccounted-for. Later than month President Vladimir Putin issued a special decree, ordering officials in St. Petersburg to speed up the construction.FIFA expects Zenit Arena to be delivered in December so that it is ready to host the Confederations Cup next year.There have also been several deaths of workers during construction. In the past 12 months, three have died in accidents, and investigators said Tuesday a North Korean man working on the stadium had died of an apparent heart attack in a workers communal area at the stadium. Wholesale NFL Jerseys China .H. -- Matt Kenseth made it 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Authentic NFL Jerseys . John Lucas, signed as a mentor for rookie Trey Burke, showed he can score if required, scoring 12 points of his 16 points in the second quarter as Utah built an 18-point lead. http://www.cheapnfljerseyschinateam.com/ . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. NEW YORK -- Rosie Rios had quite a run as U.S. Treasurer. Tuesday was pretty cool, too.Rios was honored by the WNBA at its 10th annual Inspiring Women Luncheon. She was instrumental in getting Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20 bill set to be unveiled in 2020, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending voting rights to women.I cant think of any other organization that provides role models like these, Rios said of the WNBA. The WNBA is the only pipeline opportunity to see a woman on the court.Rios, who stepped down from her post in July, has a teenage daughter who plays basketball and was thrilled to have a chance to meet some of the leagues players at the luncheon. The feeling was mutual among the current and former players who attended the event.Im glad we can acknowledge the women who are behind these changes because thats what its about, Indiana Fever guard Briann January said. This is where equality begins and we are doing our part to push forward.All the players took photos with Rios standing behiind a giant mock-up of the new $20 bill. Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic. Sitting in the lower left-hand corner, like every other bill in the U.S., was Rios signature as treasurer.I never thought to look there but its really cool now that I know, January said. Ive known her name for a while, but it was so great to finally meet her.Past honorees include former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice, Robin Roberts, and U.S. National Security Advisor and former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice.Its our time. I said it before and I will reiterate it again. Women are more than half the population in the United States. I think you could take that across the globe, WNBA President Lisa Borders said. We are talking asset value here. Intellectual capital. Athletic capital. ... This luncheon brings to life all of that energy and all of those results to date and sets a really nice departure point for where we go in the future. ' ' '