Former Deputy Head of the Ministry of Education and Vice President of Sberbank Marina Rakova was charged in absentia with large-scale fraud. About it informs RIA Novosti citing a law enforcement source. Rakova announced on the federal wanted list.
Rakova became a defendant in the case of embezzlement of more than 50 million rubles. As previously reported, she did not appear for interrogation, turned off her phones and left her place of residence.
“Rakova is hiding from the investigation. 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 didn’t show up for work either, ”a law enforcement source told RIA Novosti earlier.
In August, a criminal case was opened against Rakova under Part 4 of Art. 159 (large-scale fraud). On September 30, searches were carried out at the ex-deputy minister’s 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 government contracts within the framework of the federal project “Teacher of the Future”.
In 2019, Rakova served as Deputy Minister of Education. She left the position in March 2020 and moved to Sberbank as vice president.