MOSCOW, June 15 (RAPSI) – The Presnensky District Court of Moscow on Tuesday sentenced Natalya Agaltsova, an expert of the Currency and Finance Department of Russia’s Foreign Ministry to 5 years in penal colony for embezzling about $1 million, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

Moreover, the court recovered over 67 million rubles (over $900,000) from the woman, therefore granting the Ministry’s civil claim in part.

The court found that Agaltsova embezzled around $1 million from Russia’s Foreign Ministry. Reportedly, the funds received from Iran for consular services disappeared after encashment. A part of insufficient payment was found in the defendant’s office room.