Ex-Deputy Minister of Culture Pirumov sentenced to nine years in prison for embezzlement

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Ex-Deputy Minister of Culture Pirumov sentenced to nine years in prison for embezzlement
Ex-Deputy Minister of Culture Pirumov sentenced to nine years in prison for embezzlement
7 July, 14:12Society
By the decision of the Krasnogorsk Court of the Moscow Region, former Deputy Minister of Culture Grigory Pirumov was sentenced to nine years in prison to be served in a strict regime colony and a fine of one and a half million rubles. Pirumov was found guilty of embezzlement of budgetary funds during the reconstruction of the Hermitage.

According to RBC, referring to the lawyer of the convicted Fyodor Kupriyanov, this is the second sentence to Pirumov. The defense will appeal.

The case is connected with the theft of funds that were allocated for the construction of a building for the Hermitage. In addition to the convict, there are several other defendants in the case. So, the day before, Nikita Kolesnikov was sentenced to eight years of strict regime and a fine of one and a half million rubles. Oleg Grigor, Valery Rogov and Yulia Bereza received suspended sentences.

Investigators found that Pirumov organized a criminal community in order to steal funds allocated for the reconstruction of the Hermitage, together with the head of the property management department of the Ministry of Culture, Boris Mazo. Last year, Mazo was extradited from Austria to Russia and arrested.

Pirumov pleads not guilty. He was detained in this case in 2018, and in 2019 he was transferred to house arrest.

Earlier, in 2917, he had already been sentenced for embezzlement - to a year and a half. Then it was about the amount of more than 164 million rubles. Pirumov was released in the courtroom due to serving time in custody. The official was fined 300,000 rubles.

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