IC: case against ex-head of Doctor Liza foundation is personally controlled by Bastrykin
The Committee is checking into the actions of Kseniya Sokolova to manage the charitable organization’s money.
The Investigative Committee is checking the actions of former Head of the charitable organization Spravedlivaya Pomoshch Doktora Lizy (‘Doctor Liza’s fair help’) Kseniya Sokolova for Abuse of Official Powers (part 1 of Art. 201 of the Russian Criminal Code). ICR Chairman Alexander Bastrykin has taken personal charge of the criminal case. This is reported by the Human Rights Council referring to the ICR.
The investigation was initiated by former board member of the foundation, Natalya Avilova. According to her, Sokolova could have caused material damage to the fund. The criminal case was initiated against unidentified persons from among the leadership of Dr. Lisa’s fund on August 1, 2018.
After the beginning of the check, Sokolova went abroad. As previously reported by The CrimeRussia, the new head of the charity fund had concluded the same contracts for the provision of legal services to the fund by two lawyers. Thus, two different people had to do the same job. According to preliminary estimates, the damage is 1.79 million rubles ($26,864). In addition, at the end of 2017, Sokolova raised her salary five times; she also planned to open a private medical center with a hotel for donations.