Former head of Russian Authors' Society arrested on suspicion of fraud

Former head of Russian Authors' Society arrested on suspicion of fraud
Sergey Fedotov

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.

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