Ex-Russian penitentiary deputy chief to stay in jail until February
MOSCOW, November 21 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court upheld the extension of detention for ex-Deputy chief of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Oleg Korshunov charged with large scale embezzlement until February 13, the court’s press service told RAPSI on Tuesday.
According to investigation, the defendant 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.