Former Deputy Minister of culture again arrested for theft

Convicted in the “case of restorers” former Deputy Minister of culture Grigory Pirumov re-arrested on suspicion of theft. About it “” reported in the press service of the Investigative Committee.

FSB a criminal case of fraud committed by an organized group in especially large size the theft of at least 450 million rubles allocated for the construction of buildings and the repository of the state Hermitage.

in Addition to Pirumov, in the crime suspected, the Director of the Department of property management and investment policy of the Ministry of culture Boris Mazo and the actual head of the group of companies “Rospan” Nikita Kolesnikov. The latter is also arrested.

According to the investigation, they organized to conclude the state contract with no real intention to execute it, and most received as an advance of funds was listed in the organization under their control.

on may 16 and 17 searches conducted, including at the place of residence of the suspects.

October 9, 2017 Pirumov was recognized guilty of fraud in the “case of restorers”, sentenced to 1.5 years of imprisonment and released in the courtroom served their sentences for time spent in jail.

Boris Mazo, the head of the state enterprise “Center for restoration” Oleg Ivanov, project Manager of CJSC “Baltstroy” Mr Swanbeck and the head of FGUP “Directorate for construction and restoration” culture Boris Tsagaraev also got a small period of time and was released. Three of the defendants were convicted conditionally.

According to investigators, Pirumov and his accomplices at the conclusion of contracts on restoration of objects of cultural heritage have stolen at least 100 million rubles. It was about the restoration of the Pskov drama theater, Novodevichy convent, the monastery of St. John the Baptist in Moscow and the Museum of cosmonautics in Kaluga, Izborsk fortress, fortresses Friedrich the Great in the Kaliningrad region and of the estate of the manufacturer Aseev in the Tambov region.