The Prosecutor General’s office forwarded the “case restorers” in court
In the case of theft of state funds, known as “the case of the restorers,” was transmitted by the state office of public Prosecutor to the court. This was announced by the lawyer of one of accused Evgenie Zobov, reports “Interfax”.
“The indictment in the case of my client, Oleg Ivanov and the other defendants, the case was submitted to the court,” he said. The lawyer protects Oleg Ivanov, the head of the state enterprise “Center for restoration”, under the Ministry of culture. As told Zobov, the case will consider the Dorogomilovsky court.
The key person involved in “business of restorers” is the former Deputy Minister of culture Gregory Pirumov. He is accused of stealing funds that were allocated for restoration of objects of cultural heritage. As believes a consequence, it concluded contracts for work at several facilities, including the Pskov drama theater, Novodevichy convent, the monastery of St. John the Baptist in Moscow and Izborsk fortress. By estimations of law enforcement bodies, the damage from his actions amounted to 100 million rubles. Pirumov pleaded not guilty.
In addition, the investigators believe that the former Deputy Minister has created a criminal group, whose members signed a contract for 127 million RUB from controlled company “Stroyfasad”. The company had to restore the convent. Law enforcement agencies claim that the cost of works on the cultural heritage have been overstated, and documents on their implementation has been tampered with.