30 July 2012MOSCOW -- Russian blogger and opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is expected to meet with investigators in Moscow in connection with a probe into losses at a state-owned firm.
Navalny's lawyer told RFE/RL that the Investigative Committee had reopened a two-year-old probe against Navalny earlier this month.
According to investigators, a forestry firm in the Kirov region sustained losses of over 1 million rubles ($30,900) between April and August 2009 due to the actions of Navalny, who at the time was an adviser to the region's governor.
Navalny has denied the charges.
If found guilty, he could face up to five years in jail.
Navalny, 36, has twice served short jail terms for his role in protests against President Vladimir Putin.