The evidence collected by the investigator of the Moscow Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia was found by court to be sufficient to sentence the director of the rehabilitation center "Phoenix". She was found guilty of provision of services that do not meet safety requirements, entailing by negligence death of a person (Paragraph "c" Part 2 Article 238 of the Criminal Code) and abandoning to danger (Article 125 of the Criminal Code).
The investigation and the court established that from 6 to 15 October 2017, actor Dmitry Maryanov was in the rehabilitation centre. On October 15, former clients and consultants of the center repeatedly received complaints from Maryanov about feeling unwell and having a pain in his leg. These persons informed the director of the center at least 10 times about the actor's serious condition and the need for his hospitalization. Being aware of Marianov's serious illness and the lack of medical personnel in the center to provide appropriate assistance, as well as knowing that the actor had no means of communication for self-referral to the hospital, the director of the center realized that he was in a life- and health-threatening condition. However, the accused woman had obstructed referring and delivering the actor to a hospital for the provision of medical aid. She had prohibited to call an ambulance to continue the social adaptation of the actor in her centre. As a result, a man receiving services in the centre and seeing Maryanov's condition had called an ambulance for him despite the prohibition. After that, the actor had been delivered to a hospital where he had been pronounced dead. Maryanov's death had been caused by a through rupture of the posterior wall of the left common iliac vein featuring a massive blood loss. According to an expert, it would have been possible to save his life if he had been referred to a hospital at first signs of feeling ill and before clinical signs of severe shock had developed.
It should be noted that the Director had instructed the staff to subject Maryanov to intermuscular injections of haloperidol and phenazepam acquired from unknown producers with unidentified expiration dates. These medications can be used only in medical facilities upon the prescription of the responsible medical practitioner.
The complexity of the investigation was caused by carrying out a significant volume of investigative activities, analysis of a big volume of medical documents, and conducting complex forensic examinations. Although the accused woman did not admit her guilt during preliminary investigation, investigators gathered enough evidence. The whole complex of investigative activities was carried out. Investigators interrogated over 50 witnesses, carried out over 10 searches and seizures, arranged six examinations including two complex commission forensic examinations, conclusions of which provided the basis for conviction.
The court sentenced the director of the rehabilitation center to 3 years of suspended imprisonment and compensation for moral damage in the amount of one million rubles.