Ex-Russian penitentiary official found guilty of $2 million embezzlement
MOSCOW, March 10 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky District Court on Tuesday found ex-deputy chief of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Oleg Korshunov guilty of embezzlement during supplies of road fuel and sugar for penitentiary facilities, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
The court held that Korshunov had stolen more than 155 million rubles (over $2 million).
This is the second embezzlement case against Korshunov. Other defendants in the case are two his subordinates Svetlana Alekseyeva and Alexey Danilov.
In July 2019, Korshunov received the prison term and was fined 900,000 rubles (about $14,000). In addition, he was divested of his service grade and forbidden to hold public offices for 3 years.
Investigators believe that in 2015 Korshunov conspired with CEO of Russian footwear company Datse Group, Smbat Arutyunyan, and the head of state-run production company FSIN Russia Vitaly Morusov. Allegedly, Korshunov ordered to use prisoner labor to manufacture footwear from cheap materials provided by Datse Group. Later, he allegedly facilitated signing of a state contract with FSIN Russia.
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 2017, President Vladimir Putin relieved him of the post.