Probe opened into Russian penitentiary deputy chief over alleged embezzlement
MOSCOW, September 13 (RAPSI) – A criminal case has been opened against deputy chief of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Oleg Korshunov on suspicion of large scale embezzlement, the Russian Investigative Committee’s press service reported Wednesday.
The suspect has been arrested, the statement reads. Investigation is underway.
Other details have not been disclosed for legal reasons.
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 June, Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky District Court sentenced former head of Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Alexander Reimer to 8 years in prison for embezzling money allocated for the purchase of ankle bracelets for persons placed under house arrest. Damage allegedly caused to the state budget was estimated at no less than 2.7 billion rubles (about $47 million at the current exchange rate).