OREANDA-NEWS. A criminal case has been initiated against opposition leader Aleksey Navalny and other persons for large-scale fraud. This follows from a statement posted on the website of the Investigative Committee of Russia.

“It has been established that for the needs of a number of non-profit organizations… more than 588 million roubles were collected from individuals as donations. These funds were intended exclusively for the purposes of the funds,” the message says. According to investigators, Navalny, being the actual head of the mentioned organizations and acting together with other persons, spent more than 356 million roubles (about 4.8 million US dollars) for personal purposes, “the acquisition of personal property, material values ​​and payment of expenses (including recreation abroad).” Thus, money collected from citizens was stolen, the Investigative Committee concluded.

Representatives of the Anti-Corruption Foundation created by Navalny associate the opening of a criminal case with an attempt to poison the oppositionist.