Abkhazian prosecutor's office opened a criminal case against former interior minister of the separatists Leonid Dzapshba. According to official reports from Sukhumi, the case was filed on materials of the department against economic crimes of the Abkhazian interior ministry concerning Dzapshba’s activities as president of the Abkhazian Football Federation.
Police Colonel Leonid Dzapshba headed Abkhazian football since 2007, while he led the interior ministry of the separatists since September 2010. And shortly after his appointment the image of Dzapshba as an ardent fighter against corruption was formed in Abkhazia.
Now the former official is suspected of "abuse of power, which caused substantial harm to legally protected interests of society that was expressed in use of money in the amount of 7 832 368 rubles” owned by the football federation for personal gain.
It was also noted that without drawing necessary documents Dzapshba carried out construction of 13 football fields. And the Abkhazian prosecutor's office intends to conduct an expert examination on compliance of costs reflected in the accounting of the football federation with the actual volume of work performed.
Leonid Dzapshba was also charged with overall careless performance of his duties. In particular, according to preliminary investigation, he intentionally complicated situation for personal gain: he went on business trips to Russia and Europe - allegedly to promote the Abkhazian football; he wrote off money for purchase of office equipment and inventory, as well as vehicles and their maintenance.
Dzapshba’s actions are classified as "abuse of power, resulting in serious consequences, expressed in causing particularly large material damage."