MOSCOW, December 30 (RAPSI) – A new criminal case has been launched against Alexey Navalny, according to the Investigative Committee’s press ervice.

The probe is related to the operation of give foundations allegedly linked to the blogger and stealing of more than 356 million rubles ($4.8 million) from them.

According to investigators, Navalny, an actual head of the organizations in question, conspired with other persons to spend over 356 million rubles for personal purposes, including purchase of personal assets, material values, rest abroad and defrayment of other expenses. Thus, they embezzled funds collected from citizens, the statement reads.

Navalny is also a defendant in a case over insulting a veteran and serves probation in the Ives Rocher embezzlement case.