Detention of ex-Russian penitentiary deputy chief extended for 3 months
MOSCOW, November 7 (RAPSI, Nikita Shiryayev) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court on Tuesday extended detention of ex-Deputy chief of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Oleg Korshunov charged with large scale embezzlement until February 13, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
According to investigation, 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 allegedly caused a 160-million-ruble damage (about $3 million) to the FSIN.
The defendant has pleaded not guilty.
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.
In October, President Vladimir Putin relieved Korshunov of his post.