Penitentiary Service General Korshunov arrested for bribes waives claim to ECHR
According to his lawyer, the former deputy director of the agency considers such a step “unpatriotic.”
The former deputy director of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) of Russia Oleg Korshunov, who is under investigation, does not intend to apply to the European Court of Human Rights since he considers such a step to be “unpatriotic.” His lawyer Aleksander Linnikov told this to journalists.
The lawyer stressed that Korshunov still holds the post of state adviser of the Russian Federation and has the rank of Lieutenant-General. An appeal to the ECHR in this situation is “unacceptable, wrong.”
It is to be recalled that Korshunov is accused of two episodes under Art. 160 of the Russian Criminal Code (embezzlement on an especially large scale using the official position), he faces up to 10 years imprisonment.
According to the investigation, in 2015-2016, the official organized the conclusion of two state contracts – for the supply of fuel and lubricants and food products – at inflated prices. The damage to the department from his actions is estimated at 160 million rubles (~2.6 million USD).
Later, two more criminal cases were initiated on the fact of embezzlement of 90 million rubles (~1.46 million USD) from the state budget for the purchase of footwear for the FSIN. Also in April, Korshunov became a defendant in cases of bribe-taking and abuse of official powers.
Major general Igor Vasiliev, Head of the Engineering Support Service of the Federal Protection Service (FPS), and lieutenant general Ulitin subordinate to him are currently in the middle of a scandal. However, it is unlikely that they lose their posts. Reportedly, the two generals are just the tip of the huge corruption iceberg in the law enforcement structures. This is not the first embezzlement episode in their careers.