Former head of Russian Authors' Society arrested on suspicion of fraud
Earlier, Sergey Fedotov was convicted of the same crime.
The Tverskoy District Court of Moscow arrested the former head of the Russian Authors' Society (RAO), Sergey Fedotov, until February 6 on suspicion of especially large-scale fraud (part 4 of Article 159 CCRF). The charges are related to Fedotov’s activities in the RAO Interfax reports.
In 2017, the Moscow court sentenced Fedotov to 1.5 years in prison for the same crime. The convict went out on parole in the same year. During the investigation, he pleaded guilty.
According to the investigators, on Fedotov’s initiative, RAO transferred one building and three non-residential premises to the Service and Maintenance Company. They were later sold to third parties. The damage amounted to about 300 million rubles ($ 4,5 million), more than half Fedotov reimbursed at the investigation stage.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.