Alexei Navalny to be investigated by Russian authorities over alleged fraud

The prominent Kremlin critic, poisoned in August, is under investigation for allegedly mishandling $5m private donations

Russian authorities have ramped up the pressure on the prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny by levelling new fraud accusations against him.

The Investigative Committee, Russia’s main investigative agency, said on Tuesday it had opened a new criminal case against Navalny on charges of large-scale fraud related to his alleged mishandling of $5m in private donations to his Anti-Corruption Foundation and other organisations.

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