Head of Moscow police banking department resigns after arrest of FSB Colonel Cherkalin
One of the sources said that the major could not stand having been made the object of close monitoring by her superior.
Major Polina Tsypina, who used to head the so-called banking departmetn of the MIA Main Investigations Directorate of Moscow, has resigned against the backdrop of the arrest of Head of the unit No. 2 of the Department 'K’ of the FSB Economic Security Service, Kirill Cherkalin. Pointing out the connection of these two events, the source reported that after some time after Cherkalin’s arrest, Polina Tsypina resigned from the Main Investigations Directorate.
Another source said that Tsypina’s dismissal is not associated with the arrests; she went on a long-service pension. Third source said that the major became an object of close monitoring due to the Cherkalin case and, unable to withstand the pressure, she retired.
Tsypina headed the department since 2015. The unit investigates organized crime, both in the banking and high-tech sector.
The second unit of the Department 'K’ of the FSB Economic Security Service, which was previously headed by Kirill Cherkalin, dealt with crimes in the economic sphere. On April 25, Cherkalin and two of his accomplices were detained. 12 billion rubles ($190 million) was discovered in Cherkalin’s apartment. The colonel and his accomplices were charged with Bribe-Taking and Swindling.