Ex-Russian penitentiary official to stay detained in embezzlement case until March
MOSCOW, December 1 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court on Friday extended the detention of former Deputy chief of the Federal Penitentiary Service’s (FSIN) financial and economic directorate Svetlana Alekseyeva charged with aiding and abetting embezzlement until March 4, the court’s spokesperson Yunona Tsareva told RAPSI.
The woman was arrested on October 18 as part of a large-scale embezzlement case involving FSIN Deputy Chief Oleg Korshunov and put in jail.
Investigators claim that Korshunov 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. He 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.