The Italian actress Ornella Muti was sentenced to eight months' imprisonment and a fine of 600 euros for the deception of the theater and the audience. As determined by the Court, and consequently, she missed the December performance, presenting a falsified certificate of illness, and instead of performance flew to St. Petersburg at a charity dinner with the then Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin. On it informs edition Oggi.
The Court found that Muti December 10, 2010 was supposed to perform at the theater Verdi di Pordenone in the Friuli city. On this day, she was not at work, and explained his absence a doctor's certificate that she had "acute laryngotracheitis, cough, fever and hoarseness." The note contained a recommendation to rest for five days and did not use the vocal cords. Then it became known that this day saw the actress at a charity dinner in St. Petersburg, which organized the "Federation" fund. At the party at the Ice Palace was also attended by Gérard Depardieu, Kevin Costner, Sharon Stone and Mickey Rourke. Vladimir Putin there to his own accompaniment on the piano played in the English top of Blueberry Hill lyrics, and then willand the whole song, but this time accompanied by professional musicians.
Cheating was discovered, and the theater has filed for Muti in court. The lawsuit said that the actress is accused of committing fraud under aggravating circumstances. Canceled because of her idea would bring revenue 25 000 euros. For its abolition, it did not pay the penalty, prescribed in the contract. Judge Patricia Botter also found that the star has persuaded the doctor to give a fake certificate.
The prosecution demanded for Muti six and a half months in prison, the judge issued a Botter more severe sentence. The actual prison term for the actress may be replaced by a conditional, if it will pay to the claimant EUR 30 000 compensation to the sentence comes into force, writes Oggi.
This is not the only scandal with the concert at the Ice Palace. In March 2011, the mother of a cancer patient girl Olga Kuznetsova, published an open letter, saying it had not received the money promised. It turned out that the money is not received in some hospitals, which promised to help fund. The Fund said that the aim of the concert was not collecting money, as the intention to draw attention to the problems of sick childrens, and clinics where they are treated. After the scandal, the money still entered the hospital bills. Among the sponsors of the event were "Rostelecom", "SOGAZ", "Infra Engineering" and Charity Foundation of St. Basil the Great, created by Konstantin Malofeev. A member of the public council of the Fund "Federation", producer Vladimir Kiselev then pleaded with the media, challenging the individual phrases in the publications about the concert.
At the time of the premiere performances of the fund I have only signed it and was registered 18 days after the event. Before and after the concert invited to the star event visited children's hospitals, and brought gifts.