Investigative Committee initiated case on embezzlement in Doctor Lisa’s charity fund
The case is associated with two lawyers.
The Investigative Committee of Russia has initiated a criminal case on abuse of official powers in Doctor Lisa’s Fair Aid Fund, Moskva agency reports about this with reference to a source in law enforcement agencies.
According to the preliminary version, in July 2017, the organization signed a contract with lawyer Anna Agranovich. In addition, in 2015, a similar contract was signed with human rights activist Alexander Kulikovsky.
As a result, the fund overspent 1,79 million rubles. On this fact, the Moscow’s Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case under part 1 of Art. 201 of the Criminal Code (Abuse of power), the source said.
The source also specified that according to the terms of the contract, Agranovich's salary was 180 thousand rubles a month; she was also paid an additional reward in the amount of 356 thousand rubles in June.
Earlier, the CrimeRussia reported about the new head of the fund and ex-editor-in-chief of the Russian version of the Esquire magazine, Ksenia Sokolova, and how she turned the charity organization into a profitable business.
She rented a luxurious office in the center of Moscow, recruited a staff of highly paid assistants, and increased salary for herself six times.
A former journalist and a failed senator planned to renovate a historic building in Moscow for budget money. In this building, Sokolova wanted to open a medical clinic with a hotel for money donated by individuals.
To remind, in 2006, Elizaveta Glinka, the founder of the chairity foundation, widely known as Doctor Liza, died in a plane crash. She transported a cargo of medicines and medical equipment for the hospital in Syria and died along with the other passengers of the TU-154.