Kirill Serebrennikova: Mikhail Metzel / TASS
In petty-bourgeois court of Moscow Prosecutor requested the Director Kirill Serebrennikov six years in prison for embezzlement of budget funds. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
In the debate of the parties the Prosecutor defending the public prosecution, stated that the defendant’s guilt fully proven. The Director is charged with the theft of 129 million rubles for the cultural project “Platform”. The prosecution also asks the court fined him 800 thousand rubles.
The Prosecutor considers that the court should render a verdict of guilty, despite the fact that the defendants pleaded not guilty.
From the Federal budget were allocated 216 million rubles for the project “Platform” implemented “the Seventh Studio”, directed by Kirill Serebrennikov. The first examination in a criminal case has estimated the damage at 133 million rubles, the second found that the defendants, on the contrary, saved budget money. The third review has estimated the damage at 128 million rubles.
According to investigators, Serebrennikov organized theft of public funds, together with producers Alexey Malopolski and Yuri Etenim, as well as a former employee of the Ministry of culture Sofia Apfelbaum. To them, the Prosecutor asked for 4 to 6 years of imprisonment.
None of the defendants do not admit guilt.
Searches and arrests in the case, “the Seventh Studio” began in may of 2017. August 22 the same year, initially held by him as a witness Kirill Serebrennikov was detained and placed under house arrest. 8 APR 2019, it became known that the measure of restraint for the Director was changed to recognizance not to leave.
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