Russian penitentiary deputy chief charged with embezzlement
MOSCOW, September 14 (RAPSI) - Deputy chief of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Oleg Korshunov has been charged with large scale embezzlement, the Russian Investigative Committee’s spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko told RAPSI on Thursday.
According to investigators, the accused organized conclusion of two government contracts on delivery of fuels and lubricants and food products at an overvalued price between 2015 and 2016. Actions of Korshunov and his accomplices caused a 160-million-ruble damage (about $3 million) to the FSIN, Petrenko said.
The former official has been arrested. Investigation is underway.
Korshunov was appointed to the post of FSIN deputy head in March 2014. He has been bestowed the rank of Full State Counsellor 2nd Class of the Russian Federation.