Court arrests internationally wanted Ekaterina Voronova upon Serebrennikov’s case in absentia
The Moscow Basmanny Court ruled on the arrest of internationally wanted Ekaterina Voronova for two months in absentia.
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As reported the press service of the Basmanny Court, a ruling on the arrest of Voronova for two months was issued. A criminal case against her was initiated under the article Swindling (part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
According to the investigation, Ekaterina Voronova is involved in the theft of 68 million rubles ($1.1m), which were allocated from the budget for the popularization of contemporary theatrical art. The main person involved in the case is Gogol Center art director Kirill Serebrennikov. The investigation believes that he, along with the leaders of his company The Seventh Studio, stole budget money.
Recall, the CrimeRussia previously reported on theft of 68 million rubles of budget funds allocated for the popularization of contemporary theatrical art. On August 23, the Moscow Basmanny Court placed Serebrennikov under house arrest on charges of fraud. Art director of Gogol Center is serving his arrest in his apartment on Prechistenka.
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