The investigation into the criminal case of large-scale embezzlement of funds by the Autonomous Nonprofit Organization "Arena-2018" completed

The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia has completed investigation of a criminal case into a large-scale embezzlement of funds of an Autonomous nonprofit organization "Arena-2018", established by the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation (Part 4 of Article 160 of the Criminal Code).

According to investigators, an employee of the Ministry of Sports of Russia persuaded the general director of the ANO "Arena-2018" to fictitiously employ two of her acquaintances, who did not actually perform their job duties. Between October 2017 and June 2019 she embezzled the money accrued to them as wages. The crime caused material damage on a particularly large scale for a total amount of more than 7 million rubles.

Four defendants in the criminal case were charged depending on the role of each.

The property of the accused, worth 8 million rubles, was arrested.

The investigation has collected a sufficient evidentiary basis, in connection with which the criminal case was sent for transfer to court.