“All the defendants in the “case of restorers” pleaded guilty

The defendants in the offset part of the damage, but they are not freed from jail

Grigory Pirumov (center)Photo: TASS, Nikolai Galkin

– All persons involved in high-profile criminal case of embezzlement of budgetary funds allocated for restoration of objects of cultural heritage, including the Deputy Minister of culture of Russia Grigory Pirumov, admitted his guilt and reimbursed the damage part, the newspaper “Kommersant” on Tuesday.

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“After learning about the transactions (with the result of other defendants in the case – Interfax), Deputy Minister of culture Grigory Pirumov, the head of FSUE “Center for restoration” Oleg Ivanov, Director of the Department of property management and investment policy of the Ministry of culture, Boris Mazo, the head of the FGKU “Directorate for construction, reconstruction and restoration” Boris Tsagaraev and Mr Swanbeck, head of projects of JSC “Baltstroy” acknowledged his involvement in the theft and actively repented, having collected about 10 million rubles. to repay the damage” – reports the edition.

“Kommersant” says that it is for his release from detention was not enough.

The newspaper notes that being in March of this year in jail “Lefortovo”, the defendants in the resonant criminal case about swindle in especially large scale, committed by an organized group (part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code), categorically denied his guilt. They did not recognize her and upon presentation of formal charges by the investigator of the FSB.

But then in the case there is a confession. First, in October of this year, the jail left the businessman Nikita Kolesnikov, which the court changed the measure of restraint to house arrest. Then, from “Lefortovo”, was released the head of the company “Baltstroy” Dmitry Sergeyev and the Manager of this company Mr. Alexander Kochenov, clarifies the issue.

According to sources, “Kommersant”, they concluded pre-trial agreement on cooperation with the Deputy Prosecutor General Victor Grin, which pleaded guilty, testified on the alleged accomplices.

To complete the investigation, the FSB should a month before the expiration of the one year period of arrests, then the accused can leave jail, as they will already be enrolled for a trial, the newspaper said.

The preliminary investigation extended to March 10, 2017.

Earlier the Moscow city court left Pirumov, accused of embezzlement of budget funds allocated for restoration of objects of cultural heritage, in custody until December 15.

According to investigators, Pirumov and his accomplices caused damage amounting to not less than 100 million rubles for the conclusion of contracts for the restoration of several cultural heritage sites, including the Pskov drama theater, Novodevichy convent, the monastery of St. John the Baptist in Moscow and the Museum of cosmonautics in Kaluga, informed the advocate Pirumov Fedor Kupriyanov.

Later it became known that the defendants are also charged with fraud in Contracting for the restoration of the fortress Izborsk.

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