Deputy Minister of science arrested on charges of fraud

the Tver court of Moscow arrested the state Secretary – Deputy Minister of science and higher education Marina Lukashevich. Previously she was detained on charges of embezzlement of budget funds.

“Elect against Lukashevich preventive measure of detention for a term until 16 August 2020”, – quotes “Interfax” the decision of judge Mary Sizintsev.

this Lukashevich continues to hold his position in the Ministry. However, as reported by her advocate, the official is prepared to suspend the performance of their duties during the investigation.

the Deputy Minister said in court that “as no one is interested in the investigation, not hindering him.”

Lukashevich suspect in the theft of more than 40 million rubles. In addition, the defendant in the case was the head of Department of projects implementation in the sphere of education and science of the Russian cooperation Mikhail Popov. Both did not acknowledge his guilt.

Lukashevich worked in the Ministry of education in the years 1998-2014 and in July of 2018 was appointed state Secretary-Deputy Minister of science and higher education.