Head of MIA to dismiss Head of one more GUEBiPK department

Head of MIA to dismiss Head of one more GUEBiPK department
Vladimir Kolokoltsev, the Russian Minister of Internal Affairs

The decision was taken by Vladimir Kolokoltsev following an inspection of the MIA Anticorruption Central Administrative Board held in connection with the high-profile case of the Acting Head of Department T of the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption Dmitry Zakharchenko.

In an interview program Pozdnyakov on NTV channel, the Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev spoke about the upcoming dismissal of the Head of another General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption (GUEBiPK) department.

The Minister noted that the Head of one of the GUEBiPK departments had been avoiding to declare foreign immovable property for several years.

Not revealing the identity and position of the employee, Kolokoltsev noted the decision had been taken.

Let us recall that on September 29, in a statement during the preliminary results of the inspection in the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption at the MIA of Russia, held in connection with the case of Colonel Zakharchenko, the MIA Spokeswoman Irina Volk told it was the Head of Department F of the GUEBiPK Dmitry Katkov, who had failed to specify in the income statement the property located outside of Russia.

Irina Volk then noted that a decision in accordance with the current legislation would be made in respect of Katkov.

The MIA Head Vladimir Kolokoltsev appointed the agency check of GUEBiPK management and personnel on September 13 in connection with the arrest of the Acting Head of the Department T Dmitry Zakharchenko.

In late September, it became known that Zakharchenko's immediate superior, the Head of Department T Aleksandr Tishchenko, was dismissed, and a disciplinary penalty in the form of service incompetence warning was imposed on the Head of the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption Andrey Kurnosenko. The Chief of Staff Vladimir Abmetko and the Head of MIA General Administration for Transport for the Central District Oleg Kalinkin, the formerly Deputy Head of GUEBiPK responsible for Department T's operational activities, received the same warning.

It was also reported that the MIA General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption, discredited by a series of high-profile corruption scandals, may be disbanded.

To remind: the Acting Head of thу Department T Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko was arrested on September 9 during a FSB operation. An amount of 8.5 billion rubles in foreign currency was found in his sister's apartment. Zakharchenko was charged with bribe-taking, abuse of authority, and obstruction of a preliminary investigation.

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