SC demands to arrest former Deputy Minister of culture on new charges of embezzlement

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya in fotobanka-Deputy Minister of culture of Russia Grigory Pirumov (right) and head of the companies Rospan Nikita Kolesnikov at the building of the Basmanny court of Moscow. May 18, 2018SC demands to arrest former Deputy Minister of culture on new charges of embezzlement© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya the image Bank

The investigative Committee of Russia has addressed in court with the requirement to detain former Deputy Minister of culture Gregory Pirumov and businessman Nikita Kolesnikov, accused of embezzlement of allocated for the reconstruction of the «Hermitage» of money, told RIA Novosti on Friday, press Secretary of the Basmanny court of Moscow.

«The Basmanny court received the petition for election measures of restraint in form of detention in relation to Pirumov and Kolesnikov, accused of committing a crime under part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code,» she said.

The defendants face up to 10 years in prison.

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