Former deputy mayor of Moscow suspected of involvement in $52.4m-theft

Former deputy mayor of Moscow suspected of involvement in $52.4m-theft
Leonid Pechatnikov

Leonid Pechatnikov will become a defendant in several criminal cases, sources suggest.

Former deputy mayor of Moscow for social issues Leonid Pechatnikov is on the hook of law enforcement officers. Moreover, following the results of joint inspections of the FSB and the ICR, several criminal cases will be initiated against him, the Nezygar Telegram channel reports citing sources.

The channel's interlocutor clarifies that the ex-official is suspected of involvement in the embezzlement of more than 3.5 billion rubles ($54.2m) from the budget.

"It is expected that the Moscow case will be more resonant than the case of Ulyukaev," the source suggested.

According to Nezygar, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin is aware of the situation, and his staff interacts with the investigation. But there is no official confirmation of this information.

We add that Pechatnikov has headed the metropolitan health department from December 2010 to May 2012, then became deputy head of the capital for social issues. He left the post in September 2018.

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