MOSCOW, July 4 - RAPSI. United Russia parliamentarian Ilya Kostunov has accused opposition leader Alexey Navalny of money laundering and hopes for his prosecution for fraud, Izvestia daily reports on Wednesday.

The Investigative Committee has flagged Kostunov's application.

The MP claims that although Navalny raised funds for combating corruption, money have been spent on generous fees to lawyers who dug out faults in public procurement transactions.

According to Kostunov this can hardly be called an anticorruption effort and hopes for opening a criminal case against Navalny.

In May he filed a similar query to the financial monitoring authority claiming that the Yandex. Money payment system was unlawfully used in financing the anti-corruption fund established by Navalny.