Heads of Moscow Region Fund of Compulsory Medical Insurance extorted bonuses from employees
Investigators believe that the management has repeatedly awarded subordinates with bonuses, only to then demand some part of it back.
The head of one of the local funds of compulsory medical insurance in the Moscow Region, Andrey Razdorskiy, and his deputy, Elena Vitanskaya, were detained on suspicion of abuse of office, the Investigative Committee reported. They became defendants in a criminal case under art. 285 para. 1 of the Russian Criminal Code.
The investigators claim that in the period from April to June 2016, Razdorskiy and Vitanskaya entered into a criminal conspiracy and developed a fraudulent scheme in an attempt to "earn some extra cash." The director issued an order for a one-time bonus pay for employees of the fund, while the deputy later tried to force one of her subordinates to "share" his part of the fee (40 thousand rubles) with the management. The defendants subsequently hoped to appropriate the money.
The investigation is currently running an inspection - it is possible that the defendants were involved in other similar crimes. Soon they will be charged and face a pre-trial restrain.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).