The Deputy Commander of the Southern Military District (SMD) for Logistics, Lieutenant General Viktor Voronov, was sent to a pre-trial detention center on a corruption case: he is accused of spending about 2 million rubles from the Ministry of Defense on arranging a land plot and a house. It is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the representative of the Southern District Military Court.
He is suspected under articles on abuse of power, taking a bribe and incitement to fraud. On August 1, the district military court will consider a complaint against the decision of the garrison military court of Rostov-on-Don on the election of Voronov as a preventive measure in the form of detention.
Earlier in July, Lieutenant-General Sergey Umnov, former head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of St. Petersburg and assistant to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev, was arrested in a case of abuse of power that led to grave consequences. The court also arrested Ivan Abakumov, a retired major general and former deputy head of the Main Directorate of Internal Affairs of Russia for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. All three from 2016 to 2020 "strongly recommended" businessmen in St. Petersburg to donate funds to the "Fund for Assistance to the Programs of the Central Internal Affairs Directorate of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region." At the same time, with the proceeds, the generals bought property for personal use.