Moscow: former deputy head of Federal Service for Execution of Punishment gets prosecuted for theft of $3.3 million

Moscow: former deputy head of Federal Service for Execution of Punishment gets prosecuted for theft of $3.3 million

The official is likely to have appropriated money allocated for renovation of a remand prison Kapotnya.

Criminal case has been initiated against a former deputy head of Moscow’s Federal Service for Execution of Punishment Aleksander Ovsyannikov. He is suspected of appropriation of 210 million rubles ($3.3 million) allocated for renovation of a remand prison Kapotnya, reports Moscow news agency with reference to a source within law enforcement.

The source specified that Ovsyannikov gets prosecuted under item 1 of article 285 of the Criminal Code (Abuse of Official Powers). The investigation theory is that in 2015, there was a contract tied within the defense procurement and acquisition. According to the contract, renovation had to be carried out in a remand prison #7, and a new building for 402 persons had to be constructed.

Ovsyannikov signed the contract and accepted works the budget money had been spent on. However, in fact, the renovation was not carried out.

Besides the former deputy head, the defendants in the case are unidentified senior executives of the Federal Service for Execution of Punishment.

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