Upper-level staff of Moscow’s hospital #52 being searched due to 30 million rubles kick-backs

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.

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