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.
Several new criminal cases against corrupt officials have been instituted in Dagestan. The high-ranked suspects include Abdulmedzhid Suleimanov, ex-Mayor of Izberbash; Amir Magomedov, ex-Head of the Izberbash Administration; Magomed Dzhelilov, Head of the Derbent District; and El’dar Karagishiev, Head of the Babayurt District. In the past, all of them were suspected of similar crimes – but somehow managed to get off the hook. The new arrests occur amid the anti-corruption campaign in the republican law enforcement structures. What are the true reasons behind the new wave of the personnel purge? Can the anti-corruption slogans conceal a fierce battle waged by local clans for redistribution of assets with the purpose to create a new ‘untouchable’ elite in Dagestan?