Alexey Navalny could face defamation charges in Kemerovo, where he accused the former governor of owning some very sweet real estate
Anti-corruption activist and opposition politician Alexey Navalny might face defamation charges in Kemerovo, where the district attorney’s office found that former Governor Aman Tuleyevdoesn’t own the lavish real estate Navalny attributed to him in an investigative report published on April 10. Prosecutors have forwarded their report to local investigators, who will determine if a defamation case is in order. Tuleyev himself asked the authorities to audit his assets to disprove Navalny’s claims.
After serving as Kemerovo’s governor for more than two decades, Tuleyev resigned from office shortly after a deadly fire destroyed a shopping center in March. Less than two weeks after he stepped down, he was elected to serve as chairman of the regional parliament.