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Former assistant editor-in-chief of radio station “Echo of Moscow” Alexei Venediktov, journalist Lesya Ryabtseva accused the opposition leader and the head of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Alexei Navalny of embezzlement of 10 million rubles on collecting signatures for nomination of opposition candidates in the Moscow city Duma (Moscow). She wrote about this in his Telegram channel.
According to the journalist, during the preparatory campaign of the bitcoin wallet Bulk were withdrawn 12.7 million rubles of donations. Of them to the collection of signatures was spent only 2.7 million rubles. Ryabtseva said that the fate of the remaining money is unknown.
Opposition candidates in the Moscow city Duma was not admitted to the elections due to the large number of rejected signatures. According to Ryabtseva, to collect the required number of signatures have prevented the waste of money Bulk. “That’s the last of his vacation time with the family (Italy and Austria) were in the midst of campaigns to collect signatures,” — writes the journalist.
To help Navalny and his associates were created a Centre for the collection of signatures (TSSP), financed from bitkon-purse of the opposition. In the report of the headquarters of Navalny said that from June 9 to July 4 for 35 candidates collected nine thousand signatures. The head of Staff Leonid Volkov said that the value of a signature is about 300 rubles.
Ryabtseva indicates that 12.7 million rubles candidates were able to collect 42 thousand signatures would be enough to take away from them quality, the journalist notes.
In addition, Ryabtseva said that the signature collectors were paid from the Moscow Headquarters of the Bulk. According to the Code of administrative offences, material support provided for the holding of the election campaign, without payment from the election funds illegally.
Thus, the Foundation that runs the headquarters of the Bulk can be fined on one million roubles, and each candidate — 20-25 thousand rubles. Also, according to article 141.1 of the criminal code, possible criminal penalties.
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