Arbitration Court ex-Chief Accountant pleads partially guilty

 Arbitration Court ex-Chief Accountant pleads partially guilty

Natalia Khristosova is accused of embezzling nearly 21 million rubles, although she only confessed to misappropriating 600 thousands.

Natalia Khristosova, the former Chief Accountant at the Arbitration Court of the Moscow Region and Arbitration Appeals Court № 10, pleaded partially guilty, Interfax reported.

So, according to her lawyer Vladimir Obukhov, Khristosova confessed that she had transferred around 600 thousand rubles to her Omsk friends from the deposit account of Arbitration Court № 9.

However, according to investigators, the former Chief Accountant had used significantly larger amounts for her own purposes. As stated in the case file, between March and December 2013 she transferred over 16.8 million rubles that were in temporary possession of the Arbitration Court of the Moscow region into the accounts of individuals and commercial organizations that she and her accomplices ran.

Similarly, between July and December 2014, the Chief Accountant stole over 4 million rubles from the deposit account of Arbitration Appeals Court № 10, according to investigators.

A criminal case of fraud on a large scale committed by a group of persons with the use of their official position has been initiated. The case is tried in the Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow. 

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