Sergei Lezhnev was sent into custody on fraud charges

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Sergei Lezhnev was sent into custody on fraud charges

In Oryol, the court decided to take into custody the adviser to the governor of the Oryol region, Sergei Lezhnev, accused of theft of budget funds allocated for the construction of bridges. Lezhnev was detained on May 25 and was placed in a temporary detention center. The court chose a preventive measure in the form of arrest for a period of one month.

The fraud charge is related to the theft of 76 million rubles allocated for the reconstruction of the Red Bridge in Orel. As part of this criminal case, searches have already been carried out at Lezhnev’s place in 2022. The same case involved Evgeniy Podrezov, director of the contracting company, who was detained and sentenced to 4,5 years in prison for fraud.

Sergei Lezhnev, appointed advisor to Governor Andrei Klychkov in 2017, was known for his activism. He published his last post on his Telegram channel on May 24, talking about the delivery of humanitarian aid.

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