Ministry of Culture waives claim for $2.8m on Restorers' case against Pirumov
The department withdrew the claim due to the total compensation of damages.
The Russian Ministry of Culture withdrew its claim worth 160 million rubles ($2.8m) against ex-Head of the department Grigory Pirumov, RIA Novosti reported citing the lawyer of former Deputy Minister, Alexander Sergeev.
According to the lawyer, the claim was withdrawn due to the the compensation of damages in full. At the same time, Sergeev added that the Dorogomilovsky Court in Moscow on Thursday extended Pirumov's arrest for six months.
As previously reported, the Prosecutor General's Office approved the indictment against Grigory Pirumov and other defendants in the case.
It is established that in 2012 the official organized a criminal scheme, through which he concluded contracts for the restoration of items of cultural heritage at an inflated costs. It is noteworthy that in the course of the investigation all the defendants pleaded guilty.
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