Investigators apply check-up of FSIN leadership after dismissal of its BIA officer
Representatives of the Investigative Committee check whether the dismissal of Colonel Hlopenov is aligned with a concealment of information about the corruption of another FSIN employee.
Representatives of the Investigative Committee initiated an investigation against the chiefs of the Federal Penal Service Bureau of Internal Affairs (FSIN BIA) for possible abuse of official powers. The reason for this was the dismissal of Colonel Sergey Hlopenov for investigating the case involving corruption and abuse of authority within the agency.
According to Gazeta.Ru, in August 2013, the Colonel received information from his source that one of the employees of the Moscow region FSIN, Major M., might be the actual owner of a number of commercial enterprises. These firms, according Hlopenov, deliver products at the FSIN, perhaps, overpriced. The BIA officer found that a number of companies were registered to the father of the FSIN employee. In addition, the Major, whose name is kept in secret, was the founder of the Bulgarian commercial company with registered capital of € 420000.
However, the BIA officer, not the Major-businessman was dismissed. Chiefs excoriated by offering to write a report on a voluntary redundancy for information that Hlopenov found. However, the Colonel refused and received troubles at work and even the provocation against his family members (for example, in August 2014, unknown tried to throw drugs into his wife’s handbag in the subway). As it turned out later, the father of the Major, who has good relations with current management of the FSIN, slang a cat. Eventually, the FSIN BIA Colonel was fired "due to the breach of contract by the employee" in November 2015.
The Investigative Committee became interested in the situation in the FSIN. The investigators will find out who could be involved in concealing information about Major M. and harassment of Hlopenov.
"I was summoned to appear by the investigators, and I provided them with all the documents: the results of my own investigation, the statutory documents of the Bulgarian company owned by the officer," - said Hlopenov to Gazeta.ru.
Meanwhile, the Colonel tries to resume service proving in the courts the illegality of his dismissal.
It is a question of theft from the budget in 2012 in the amount of 22 million rubles ($365.770) in the framework of the state contract for the construction of water supply and sewage in Rostov Veliky.