The court dismissed a second defendant in the “case of restorers

Involved in the case of embezzlement in the Ministry of culture Alexander Kochenov of the company “Baltstroy” released from custody on bail. About TASS said the press Secretary of the Lefortovo court of Moscow Ekaterina Krasnova.

The sum amounted to 10 million RUB, the company Informed about the release reported the Agency “RIA Novosti”, citing a source familiar with the investigation. This happened due to the presence of the serious diseases that prevent being in jail,” he said.

On the morning of 4 August, the court released under house arrest, another defendant in the “case of restorers, entrepreneur and Advisor to the General Director of the company “Linnet-consult” Nikita Kolesnikov. Thus, the court changed the measure of restraint from detention to house arrest. The arrest term is until October 16.

Kochenov and Kolesnikov are on the case of embezzlement of funds that were allocated for restoration of objects of cultural heritage, such as Pskov drama theatre, Novodevichy and Ivanovsky monasteries, Kaluga space Museum. The defendants in the case are also the CEO of the holding company “Forum” Dmitry Mikhalchenko, businessman Dmitry Sergeyev and Deputy Minister of culture Gregory Pirumov.

The consequence considers that Pirumov led a group that misappropriated money at the conclusion of state contracts for restoration.In total, according to investigators, since 2012 was stolen about 50 million rubles on August 4, the court extended the arrest Pirumov until October 15.