MOSCOW, March 28 (RAPSI) – A criminal case has been opened against ex-governor of Russia’s Khabarovsk Region Victor Ishayev over alleged embezzlement of monetary funds from Rosneft oil company, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.

Earlier, the suspect was arrested in Moscow.

From 2013 to 2018, Ishayev was a vice-president of Rosneft. According to investigators, between 2014 and 2017, he fraudulently ensured signing of premises lease agreements for the company office’s use in the Khabarovsk Region at an overvalued price. The contracts were concluded with Ishayev’s firm.

The Federal Security Service (FSB) and investigators conduct searches as part of the case. Investigation is underway.