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.
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