Ex-Director of Volgograd Center for Protection of Monuments has been sentenced to five years in prison for theft of 21 million rubles
The Director of the state budgetary institution of culture (SBIC) "Regional Research and Production Centre for the Protection of Monuments of History and Culture" in Volgograd region Larisa Dubina had cashed budgetary funds by controlled organizations.
The Central District Court of Volgograd has recognized the former Director of the SBIC Larisa Dubina guilty of the Swindling committed on a large scale (part 4, Art. 159 of the Criminal Code). She was sentenced to five years in prison. The court also appointed Dubina a fine of 500 thousand rubles, reported the press service of the Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee in the region.
According to investigators, from August 2011 to December 2013 between the SBIC, headed at that time by Dubina, and four businessmen were signed more than 100 contracts for performance of archaeological and scientific research. According to documents, the work should have been performed by the staff of commercial organizations. In fact, the work was done by the Dubina’s staff - full-time employees of the center. Fictitious financial documents were used to cash-out and embezzle of budget funds. As a result of official's criminal acts, regional budget and state institutions have suffered damage worth over 21 million rubles.
The prosecution has replaced life sentence for Lieutenant of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Aleksey Korotkov with 24 years behind bars in exchange for his support to the investigation: in particular, exposure of other gang’s members who had been dealing with murders of businessmen and random people for more than 10 years.