Figurants of Restorers' case paid more than 50 million rubles of damage to Ministry of Culture
Former officials and a number of entrepreneurs, accused in the case of embezzlement of budget funds allocated for the restoration of cultural heritage, partly compensated for the damage.
Figures of the so-called Restorers' case paid more than 50 million rubles for the claim of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The press service of the department told this TASS. Earlier it was reported that the agency filed a lawsuit demanding to compensate more than 100 million rubles of the damage.
As noted in the Ministry, the claim will be considered by the court of general jurisdiction in criminal proceedings on the merits.
Recall that the defendants in the criminal case of embezzlement of public funds allocated for the restoration of cultural heritage are former Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Grigory Pirumov, director of Baltstroy Dmitry Sergeev, manager of the company Alexander Kochenov, director of the Property Management and Investment Policy of the Ministry of Culture Boris Mazo, adviser to the general director of LLC Linnit-Consult Nikita Kolesnikov, Head of the Directorate for construction, reconstruction and restoration of the Ministry of Culture Boris Tsagaraev and project manager of the LLC Strojkomplekt Vladimir Svanbek.
All seven were charged under part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code (Swindling on an especially large scale, committed by a group of persons). All, excluding Kolesnikov and Kochenov, are arrested.
Major general Igor Vasiliev, Head of the Engineering Support Service of the Federal Protection Service (FPS), and lieutenant general Ulitin subordinate to him are currently in the middle of a scandal. However, it is unlikely that they lose their posts. Reportedly, the two generals are just the tip of the huge corruption iceberg in the law enforcement structures. This is not the first embezzlement episode in their careers.