Case of former Deputy Minister of Culture Pirumov transferred to Prosecutor General's Office

Case of former Deputy Minister of Culture Pirumov transferred to Prosecutor General's Office
Grigory Pirumov

The supervisory security agency should now approve the indictment.⁠

The criminal case on embezzlement of budget funds allocated for the restoration of objects of cultural heritage was sent to the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation for approval of the indictment. This was announced to the media by lawyer Fyodor Kupriyanov.

It is to be recalled that the key person of interest in the case is former Deputy Minister of Culture Grigory Pirumov, who previously was taken into custody until September 15.

According to investigators, in 2012, the official created a criminal group, the participants of which entered into state contracts for the restoration of objects of cultural heritage at an inflated cost with the aim of stealing money. A criminal case was initiated under part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code (Swindling on an especially large scale). All the defendants admitted their guilt.

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