MOSCOW, July 30 - RAPSI. The Investigative Committee has served opposition figure Alexei Navalny with a summons for Tuesday regarding a probe into a case of property damage resulting from an unfavorable contract, Navalny's lawyer Vadim Kobzev told the Russian Legal Information Agency on Monday.

Navalny previously served as an adviser to the governor of the Kirov Region.

Investigators looked into Navalny's activities as an adviser on a voluntary basis and maintained that he talked the management of the Kirovles company into signing an unfavorable timber contract. In May 2011, the committee announced it was opening the case, accusing Navalny of "causing property damage by deceit or abuse of trust in the absence of signs of theft," which is punishable by up to five years in prison.

In May 2012, Navalny reported in his LiveJournal blog that the case had been closed. The news was confirmed by a local investigator. However, the committee's spokesman Vladimir Markin later said the decision to close the case had been reversed.

Last week Kobzev said that formal charges would be brought against his client on Monday.