Cheboksary ex-head convicted of embezzling money in favor of husband’s company
The damage caused by the former official exceeded 20 million rubles.
The Leninsky District Court of Cheboksary sentenced former Mayor Irina Klementieva to five years of a general regime colony for embezzlement of funds of the insurance company Chuvashia-Med and abuse of authority. Chuvashia-Med is 100% owned by the municipality. According to investigators, Klementieva caused damage to the city in the amount of more than 20 million rubles, the press service of the Prosecutor's Office of the Chuvash Republic reports.
Klementieva’s husband owns a medical organization that rented premises and equipment to Chuvashia-Med at low rates, and also used free of charge furniture and other interior items. The services rendered were paid from the budget of Chuvashia-Med. That funds were also spent on the salaries of the employees of the medical institution of the Klementieva’s spouse. The scam lasted from 2011 to 2017.
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