Serbsky’s Institute siphons off 44 millions
The money was stolen when signing fraudulent overhaul contracts. Three suspects have been detained.
The MIA Department of Economic Security and Countering Corruption together with the Moscow Ministry of Internal Affairs revealed the scheme of public funds embezzlement. The money had been allocated for reconstruction of buildings belonging to V.P. Serbsky’s State Research Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry, State Budgetary Institution, as stated on the MIA website.
A criminal case has been initiated under article Swindling (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code).
In 2013, the Institute signed a contract with a construction company that undertook to complete an overhaul of a clinical building for outpatient forensic psychiatric examinations. An agreement between the contractors and the Institute officials resulted in the cost of work 44 million higher than the initial one.
The court imprisoned two people who worked for the contractors, and the former chief engineer of the State Budgetary Institution was put under house arrest. The defendants’ homes and offices were raided; the names of the suspects have been withheld.
The recent fire in Kansk has attracted the public attention to the critical situation in the fourth largest city of the Krasnoyarsk krai. It turned out that Kansk has sustained damages not only from the fire but also from malpractice of the local authorities. Mayor Nadezhda Kachan rules the city so efficiently that millions of budget rubles disappear into thin air. On the other hand, enterprises belonging to her relatives are thriving. Why do the city residents name Kachan the principle culprit of the major fire and require the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) to institute a criminal case against her?