Former RF Presidential Envoy of Chuvashia pocketed 2 million rubles from budget

Former RF Presidential Envoy of Chuvashia pocketed 2 million rubles from budget
Leonid Volkov

The former official, who resigned at his own request, is suspected of embezzling budget funds.

On June 28, the former plenipotentiary representative of the Russian President in Chuvashia, Leonid Volkov, was placed under house arrest for two months by the decision of the Leninsky District Court of Cheboksary. It was requested by the investigation department of the Chuvashia FSB.

According to the investigators, Volkov is suspected of budget embezzlement on a large scale (art. 160 para. 4, of the Russian Criminal Code). At this point, the case materials contain documents on about 2 million rubles. The FSB of Chuvashia had no immediate comment on this fact.

On May 30, 2016 a decree on conducting an inspection against Volkov was signed. The investigators wanted to establish, how the official observes the federal law "On Combating Corruption". Prior to clarifying the circumstances of the case, Volkov was removed from office and his duties are temporarily performed by the official’s Deputy Valery Shakin.

However, later, on June 21, Volkov voluntarily resigned from the post which he held from January 21, 2012.

According to "Kommersant", the case against Volkov was initiated on the basis of materials of the Ministry of Finance. They were compiled after checking the spending at his agency a few months before the criminal case was initiated. Neither the suspect, nor his lawyer did comment on the situation. Earlier, Volkov was under the recognizance not to leave.

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