Penitentiary Service deputy head detained on his yacht. FSB seizes watch collection and millions in cash
There has been no official comment about the criminal case against Oleg Korshunov.
FSB officers detained the Federal Penitentiary Service Deputy Head while he was having a good time on a yacht. An expensive collection of watches and several million rubles were found during a search, TASS reported citing law enforcement sources.
Korshunov did not resist during the detention and was doing exactly what he was told, said the sources. While the operation in the yacht club was going, another group of security officials came to the official’s home. During the searches, the law enforcement officers found and seized a collection of more than 20 expensive wristwatches and some cash at Korshunov's house: 3 million rubles, 10 thousand dollars and 4 thousand euros. Besides, the siloviki seized a service PM pistol assigned to the lieutenant general and cartridges.
The Investigative Committee announced that Korshunov was suspected of embezzlement on an especially large scale (part 4 of Art. 160 of the Criminal Code). However, nothing is officially known about the case. "More detailed comments at this stage are contrary to the interests of the investigation", stressed the ICR.
According to RBC, Korshunov and his friend Andrei Mukhetdinov, ex-head of Kaluzhskoye Enterprise, are suspected of creating a criminal scheme to steal 1 billion rubles ($17) of budget funds.
Meanwhile, Oleg Korshunov may also become a person of interest in the case about embezzlement during the construction of Kresty-2 prison in St. Petersburg.
The founder and president of the Izhevsk football club Gazovik-Gazprom, known today as Zenit-Izhevsk, and the oldest professional football player in Russia has been detained for 48 hours, until the lawyers provide documents confirming that the accused cannot be kept in a pre-trial detention center on medical grounds.