Police initiate several cases over embezzlement at Cinema Foundation of Russia
Films "Superpapa," "Bob" and "Dreams of Seva Gorelov" are involved in the case.
The police initiated several cases over especially large scale Swindling (part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code) with budgetary money allocated by the Cinema Foundation of Russia, TASS reports citing the Interior Ministry's press-service.
The department clarified that the case was initiated on August 31 by the investigation department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Dorogomilovo district. In September, the case files were transferred to the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Western Administrative District of Moscow. According to the source of TASS in law enforcement agencies, the case was initiated out of the theft of funds allocated for films "Superpapa," "Bob" and "Dreams of Seva Gorelov." The amount of damage is not specified.
Earlier, RBC reported on the initiation of two criminal cases over fraud on the statement of Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky. The interlocutors of the edition spoke about the same films as the TASS source.
According to the results of the police inspection, officers found out that people who called themselves representatives of the 25 Floor Film Company stole 10 million rubles ($142.900) from the budget under the pretext of shooting “Dreams of Seva Gorelov," the source told RBC. Head of the 25 floor company Nikolay Volchkov is currently placed under house arrest.
RBC also reported on the initiation of the case against the employees of the Artopolion company, which stole 25 million rubles ($357.300) allocated for the shooting of the children's film "Superpapa" and the cartoon "Bob."