General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption may be dissolved after Colonel Zakharchenko scandal
In the fallout over the detention of the Acting Head of the Department T at the MIA General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption Dmitry Zakharchenko, the Administration may be dissolved, Kommersant says.
According to the news agency, the inspection ordered by the Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev continued.
In addition to Colonel Zakharchenko’s subordinates at the Department T, employees of other departments, including the Department P (Industry), where the arrested officer had worked, also testify.
Kommersant noted that conclusions will be drawn based on the inspection, which can affect not only the department's direct management, the Head of which Andrey Kurnosenko has already resigned. It is about the future existence of the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption as a separate department.
Power structures actively discuss the possible elimination of not only the Department T, like it was with the Department B for crimes in the public sector, dissolved after General Sugrobov's arrest, but also the entire administration.
At the very least, the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption is to face rebranding, as it did in 2011, when instead of the MIA Department of Economic Security, employees of which had been repeatedly caught in corruption scandals, the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption was created.
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