Marina Rakova, the vice-president of Sberbank and ex-minister of the Ministry of Education, suspected of embezzling 50 million rubles, did not appear for questioning. informs RIA News”. According to this information, Rakova turned off her phones and left her place of residence.
“Rakova has been hiding from the investigating authorities since yesterday evening. In the afternoon of September 29, Marina Nikolaevna was summoned for a second interrogation. The investigation team tried to get in touch with her last night. She turned off all phones and left the place of residence. I stopped communicating with relatives. She also didn’t show up for work, ”the agency’s interlocutor said.
In August, a criminal case was opened against Rakova under Part 4 of Art. 159 (large-scale fraud). On the eve of the ex-deputy minister, searches were carried out in his country house and office. Rakova became a defendant in a criminal case of embezzlement.
Rakova is suspected of lobbying for the allocation of budgetary funds to the Fund for New Forms of Education Development (FNFRO), where she was the general director. The money was intended for the implementation of state contracts within the framework of the federal project “Teacher of the Future”.
Sberbank claims that the case against her is not related to the activities of the organization, writes Kommersant.
In 2019, Rakova served as Deputy Minister of Education. She left the position in March 2020 and moved to Sberbank as vice president.