ICR interrogates former Karelian Sports Minister after searches in his house
The ex-official was suspected of corruption, but after testifying, he was released.
Officers of the regional ICR’s Directorate questioned the head of the Federal Olympic Reserve School in Kondopoga and former minister of sports of Karelia, Alexander Voronov, after a search in the former official’s house was conducted. After testifying, Voronov was released, the Respublika news agency reported, citing a source in security bodies.
According to the news agency, heads of several Petrozavodsk firms that collaborated with the Ministry of Youth, Physical Culture and Sport at the time when Voronov headed it were also searched. Evidence that could indicate the corrupt activities of the ex-minister were allegedly found at Voronov’s place. Voronov left the ministerial post on March 11.