the Presnensky court of Moscow sentenced former head of the Russian authors ‘ society (RAO) Sergei Fedotov to five years in prison in the case of large fraud. About it reports “Interfax”.
“the Court sentenced: to recognize Fedotova guilty of committing a crime under part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code (fraud in especially large size) and assign a sentence of five years in a General regime colony”, — announced the decision of the judge.
Mother Fedotova, Fedotova Vera, and three other defendants received between three and four years of probation.
As established, the prosecution, in 2011, Fedotov has created a gang which for a fee, acquired from the authors of unpopular works rights to their works, according to RBC. Then, the organization that arranges monitoring for RAO, had created a false statistic, which was that these works allegedly repeatedly broadcast. Under the royalties for the stream controlled by persons illegally transferred money.