Personnel purges in Kaluga Regional MIA: 18 cases against officers in 2016
As reported by Head of the MIA Administration in the Kaluga region Sergey Plakhikh in a briefing dedicated to the Day of Struggle against Corruption, 18 criminal cases have been initiated against the region's police officers this year.
According to the General, the MIA Administration superintendency pays a lot of attention to the issue of corruption prevention in law enforcement bodies. First and foremost, he said, it is the MIA Internal Security Department which is responsible for this.
The 18 criminal cases are opened against 13 officers; as reported by the MIA head for the Kaluga region, three of them have already been convicted, while the cases of two others are being considered in court.
It should be noted that the detention and subsequent arrest of Head of the regional Criminal Investigation Department in the Kaluga region Dmitry Elistratov by FSB and Internal Security Department officers on December 7 was one of the recent high-profile cases. He is suspected of illegal business activities and abuse of authority.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.