Former Deputy Minister of Culture moved to house arrest
The prosecutor's office demanded that the ICR remove the charge of an organization of a criminal community from the case file.
The Moscow City Court released former deputy minister of culture Grigory Pirumov from a pre-trial detention center and transferred him under house arrest. The former official is accused of embezzlement of 450 million rubles during the construction of Hermitage facilities. The prosecutor's office earlier demanded that the ICR remove the charge of an organization of a criminal community from the case file, the RAPSI reports.
The court placed Pirumov and his alleged accomplice Nikita Kolesnikov in custody until November 16. Kolesnikov owned a construction company, which received a contract from the Hermitage. The agreement was signed on December 1, 2015.
Another person involved in the criminal case, the director of the property management department of the Ministry of Culture, Boris Mazo, has been put on the international wanted list. Some unidentified persons are also mentioned in the case.