Deputy Head of Penitentiary Service: “Crime imputed to me simply can not be committed”

Deputy Head of Penitentiary Service: “Crime imputed to me simply can not be committed”
Oleg Korshunov

Oleg Korshunov did not admit his guilt in the case over a waste of 160 million rubles ($2.7 million).

Deputy Head of the Federal Penitentiary Service Oleg Korshunov did not admit his guilt in a waste of 160 million rubles ($2.7 million) during the court hearing, on which the court considered the question of election of a restraint measure, the correspondent of RBC reports.

“I object to this criminal case. The crime imputed to me simply can not be committed,” he said.

As the investigation assumes, Korshunov, being the head of the department for purchase of goods for the state needs, concluded contracts for the purchase of fuel and various food in 2015-2016 at an overstated cost. As a result, Korshunov has appropriated more than 160 million rubles ($2.7 million).

As the investigator declared during the court session, the crime on waste was initiated in July of this year against the employee of the department with the surname Danilov. Further on September 12, a new case upon the same facts was initiated over two episodes of waste. They were united in one production and next day charges were brought to Korshunov.

Earlier it was reported that Korshunov is suspected of creation of a criminal scheme within which more than 1 billion rubles ($17.3 million) were stolen.

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