FSB detains ex-Ivanovo region governor
The official was detained by Moscow FSB officers immediately after searches at Ivanovsky Broiler.
Ex-Ivanovo Region Governor and Deputy of the Regional Legislative Assembly, Pavel Konkov, has been detained by the FSB, local media report.
May 31, officers from the FSB Moscow Department searched the local enterprise Ivanovsky Broiler and immediately after that, they took the deputy to the Moscow office for questioning.
Sources confirm the fact of the investigation conducted in relation to Ivanovsky Broiler, but it is not yet known whether Konkov is a witness or a suspect.
There has been no official confirmation from the authorities yet.
The intel scandal involving Oleg Smolenkov, who had access to the Kremlin and possessed valuable information, has become a widely discussed topic. It was CNN who reported, citing sources in the CIA and Donald Trump administration, on the “informant” being evacuated from Russia in 2017. It turned out that for certain people in Russia, the spy’s disappearance was not a secret, while the Russian elite denied the fact of espionage in unison with the American one. The Smolenkov family was forced to leave their luxurious mansion in Virginia, and their current whereabouts are unknown. Smolenkov’s “patron,” Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation for the International Sector Yury Ushakov, continues to fulfill his duties. The CrimeRussia looked into the story of “exfiltration” of the top informant and the possible consequences of his work as an intelligencer.