Alexander Semchenko – a well-known Baptist leader was arrested for embezzling and fraud

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First Arrest Made in Bolshoi Theater Scandal

The Moscow Times

 

Alexander Semchenko – a well-known Baptist leader, priest and public man was arrested for embezzling 90 million rubles and fraud

The general director of the building contractor PO Teplotekhnik embroiled in the Bolshoi Theater embezzlement scandal has been put under house arrest, a news report said Friday.

Alexander Semchenko's arrest, which was sanctioned by Ostankino Court, is the first to have been made in the course of the investigation, Interfax reported.

PO Teplotekhnik is accused of embezzling 90 million rubles ($2.8 million) of state funds during the $1 billion renovation of Moscow's famous theater. Despite failing to fulfill its contract, the company received the money for work on the theater's electrical system, investigators claim.

themoscowtimes.com

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