“The police established that in 2016 the head of a commercial organization, having received budgetary funds, concluded a series of contracts with individual entrepreneurs under control in the interests of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, while not having the intention to fulfill its obligations in full” – said the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Irina Volk.
The result of the work was obviously not in accordance with the terms of the contracts, but their acceptance was carried out by an accomplice who occupied a leading position in the ministry, she specified.
A source of Interfax reported that in 2016 it was Popov, who then worked as the head of the department at the Ministry of Education and Science, who decided to allocate 40 million rubles under the state order. Lukashevich, who then headed the commercial organization. Money was paid for the development of an automatic system for processing scientific data. “As a result, the money was spent, but the system was not created. But Popov signed the documents that the order was completed, ”the agency’s source said.
Popov later went to work at Rossotrudnichestvo, and Lukashevich – at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, more than 30 searches in the dwellings and workplaces of the persons involved in the criminal case have already been conducted in the case.