Сase of former chief accountant of Krasnoselsky department of Ministry of Internal Affairs referred to court
The damage was estimated at 43 million rubles ($648.700) - almost twice as high as at the initial stages of the investigation.
The case of former chief accountant of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Krasnoselsky district of St. Petersburg Svetlana Buzukina is referred to court, Fontanka reports. Buzukina is accused of Misuse of Funds for 43 million rubles (Article 285.1 of the Criminal Code) and Swindling (Article 159 of the Criminal Code).
According to the investigation, in the period from 2013 to 2017 the accountant signed documents for the withdrawal of 43 million rubles from the corporate bank card. Part of this money has been invested in real estate; she was an interest-holder in a new building. She also bought the Infiniti Q50 car. The accountant hid any reports about misuse.
At the first stages of the investigation, the damage from Buzukina's actions was estimated at 27 million rubles. The accountant was detained in October 2017. The first few months she spent under arrest, refusing to admit her guilt and to name the accomplices. In January 2018, she gave a confession, and the court released her under house arrest.
Earlier, some sources reported that the investigation suspected that the accountant had accomplices. The right of the first signature on the financial documents belonged to head of the Krasnoselsky Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Dmitry Butylkin that went on vacation immediately after Buzukina's arrest. Currently, he continues to hold the post of chief of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Official information about Buzukina's accomplices was not confirmed.
Initially, the defendants in the case had been charged with embezzlement through swindling in the amount of 225 million rubles ($3.3 million). In the final version of the indictment, the article was changed to 1.5-billion-ruble ($22.45 million) embezzlement.