Upper-level staff of Moscow’s hospital #52 being searched due to 30 million rubles kick-backs
Hospital administrator and her deputies are running chances to become defendants in a criminal case into illegal cashing in of money.
Searches with seizure of documentation are being carried out in offices of upper-level staff of a Moscow-based hospital #52 within a case into illegal cashing in of 30 million rubles (roughly $500 thousand) monthly through front organizations. Investigators threw suspicion on hospital administrator Maria Lysenko and her deputies Maria Simakova and Vladimir Smarchok, as well as his father who is a head of the hospital cafeteria, reports TASS with reference to its source within security agencies.
“Vladimir Smarchok is an owner of expensive real estate items: a few apartments on 2ya Tvesrkaya-Yamskaya street and country houses worth of more than $10 million,” the news agency’s source told.
The source says the investigators have a list of all representatives of a company the hospital had purchased pharmaceuticals and expendables - in exchange for kick-backs. The suspects are expected to be interrogated in the near future.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
This week, the judicial debates in the trial of Vladimir Barsukov-Kumarin charged with creation of Tambovskie organized criminal group have been finished in the Kuibyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg. If the court upholds the stance of the state prosecution, the once-influential criminal ‘authority’ may be convicted to almost 25 years behind bars. In reality, this translates into a life term for the legend of criminal St. Petersburg.