Ex-vice-governor of Trans-Urals goes back to work with children after release on parole

Ex-vice-governor of Trans-Urals goes back to work with children after release on parole
Marina Kalugina

Marina Kalugina was convicted in a case of Abuse of Official Powers.

Former Vice-Governor for Social Politics in the Kurgan region Marina Kalugina went back to work with children after being released on parole, an Ura.ru source familiar with the situation reports. As previously reported by The CrimeRussia, she was released from a colony in early 2018.

According to the news agency’s source, the woman works in the area related to children's activities.

“Her husband also got back to work; they are dealing with the same children's leisure-related issues in Nizhny Novgorod,” the insider explained.

In September 2014, Marina Kalugina and her husband Ivan Smolin were convicted for Abuse of Official Powers and Illegal Entrepreneurship.

The crimes were committed during Kalugina and Smolin’s work in the regional state unitary enterprise Deti Plus; damage from their actions amounted to about 7 million rubles ($105,490).

The woman was sentenced to 5.5 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 530 thousand rubles ($7,985). Kalugina's husband was sentenced to five years. Taking advantage of a break during the pronouncement of the verdict, the spouses escaped from the courtroom and were put on the federal wanted list. The fugitives were detained six months later in Nizhny Novgorod.

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