Court sent ex-chief accountant of Seventh Studio under house arrest
Nina Maslyaeva has earlier agreed to cooperate with the investigation and has given testimonies against other defendants in the case, including Kirill Serebrennikov.
Basmanny Court of Moscow on Friday, October 6, satisfied the petition of the investigation for mitigation of a measure of restraint to the defendant in the case over embezzlement of the cultural Platform project, ex-chief accountant of the Seventh Studio Nina Maslyaeva.
As it was reported earlier, Maslyaeva has admitted her guilt in embezzlement and has given testimonies against other defendants - the director and artistic director of Gogol center Kirill Serebrennikov and also ex-producer of the center Alexey Malobrodsky and ex-CEO Yury Itin.
Thus, Nina Maslyaeva is transferred under house arrest till October 19 by the decision of Basmanny Court.
To recall, the Seventh Studio is accused of embezzlement of not less than 68 million rubles ($1,1 million), which were allocated to the Platform project by the Ministry of Culture. Malobrodsky and Maslyaeva had earlier been placed in a pre-trial detention center, Itin and Serebrennikov — under house arrest.
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