Criminal case was initiated against RAO fraudsters
For the illegal alienation of property belonging to the Russian Authors' Society (RAO), a criminal case is initiated under the p. 4, Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (large scale fraud). This is reported by the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Irina Volk.
The financial damage inflicted by using the fraudulent schemes for illegal alienation of the property owned by RAO to the third parties, according to preliminary estimates, amounts to 500 million rubles.
At the moment, the officers of the Russian MIA and the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption (GUEBiPK) are making searches in the homes of the suspects, during which the documents of interest to the investigation are withdrawn. In particular, in the morning, the investigators searched the house of RAO Head Sergei Fedotov. Later, a bus with a riot police "Zubr" arrived to the office of RAO. The purpose of the searches is to establish how exactly the suspects used a fraudulent scheme.
The first inspections in RAO began in August 2015. Then, GUEBiPK was checking the company "for embezzlement of royalties through the acquisition and subsequent dissipating of real estate assets through the front companies". According to the documents, RAO became the owner of four houses with a total area of more than 2 thousand square meters. After certain manipulations, these real estate items were transferred to a third party, namely the company "Sibir-Leasing", "Rosavtotrans" and Evelyna Nikolayevna Oskina. The facts of change of ownership for all items has been confirmed by the extracts from the Rosreestr and Unified State Register of Legal Entities.
After that, in May 2016, the MIA and the Prosecutor's Office of Moscow once again checked the work of the societies for collective management of copyrights: RAO, the Russian Union of Right Holders (RSP) and the All-Russian Intellectual Property Organization (VOIS). During this inspection, no violations were found.
Accountant of psychoneurological dispensary governed by wife of Nizhnevartovsk Mayor locked up in mental health institution. She could be aware of financial frauds
A broken door, people in medical uniform, sirens – this is how a Monday evening has ended for a female resident of Nizhnevartovsk. A medical crew arrived to the former accountant of the municipal psychoneurological dispensary and forcibly took the woman to the mental health institution. The bookkeeper could be aware of financial frauds committed in the dispensary whose Chief Physician is the wife of the Nizhnevartovsk Mayor. The investigators have questions to all participants of the incident. The CrimeRussia was figuring out who could be interested in the emergency hospitalization of the accountant.
According to Sobesednik, in 2014, the President’s former guard and Governor of Tula region got an apartment in a block near the Pushkin museum. Similar apartment in the same block was up for sale for 1 billion rubles ($15 million).