Ex-magazine editor in the Kuzbass received a suspended sentence for fraud

© RIA Novosti / Yakov Androider courtroom. Archival photoEx-magazine editor in the Kuzbass received a suspended sentence for fraud© RIA Novosti / Yakov Andreev

The Central district court of Kemerovo sentenced to 2,5 years of conditional imprisonment of the former chief editor of «Brownie expert» Roman Pimenov for embezzlement of over 500 thousand rubles using the official position, said the press service of the regional Department of the FSB.

«Occupying the position of chief editor of «Brownie expert» state educational institution «RPCC Tetrakom» (regional training centre in the housing sector), in January 2014, he fictitiously employed in the edition of his familiar as a correspondent. By March 2017, using his official position, he was silent, that his friend does not actually work at the magazine, and the management of the institution was misleading, saying that she works remotely,» the report said.

As militiamen found out, accounting «RPCC Tetrakom» based on the documents produced payroll and subsequent payment on account of the friend of the chief editor, who then transferred the money to his Bank card. «As a result, during this time, he intentionally committed fraud, i.e. the theft of cash by deception and abuse of trust by using his position of more than $ 500 thousand roubles», — have noted in UFSB.

The material collected was the basis for excitation of criminal case about swindle in the large size. «The Central district court of Kemerovo found the defendant guilty of the incriminated crimes and sentenced him to 2.5 years of imprisonment», — said the Agency.

«Brownie expert» is a magazine registered with the Department of Roskomnadzor in the Kemerovo region in 2013. Distributed by subscription and free newsletter in the regional administration, the municipalities and communal enterprises. The expert Council of the newspaper is headed by the Deputy Governor on housing-and-municipal and road complex. In its composition, in particular, includes the heads of the regional Department of housing and Goszeminspektsii. From December 2017, chief editor of the magazine works Elena Popova. Pimenov on the editorial staff is not currently listed.