Investigators jailed in Shakro Molodoy’s case still on payroll
While in jail, the officers are still considered Investigative Committee employees and keep getting their salaries.
Investigative Committee officers that have been in custody for more than six months on suspicion taking a bribe from thief Shakro Molodoy, have retained their jobs and are still on the payroll. Moreover, according to RIA Novosti, the payroll card seized during the search has been returned to the family of prisoner Aleksandr Lamonov, the Deputy Chief of the Main Administration for Interdepartmental Interaction and Internal Security of the Investigative Committee of Russia.
Even under investigation the officers are still considered Investigative Committee employees, which means that they are supposed to keep getting their wages that are likely to be fixed salaries.
According to Art. 29 of the Law "On the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation", an employee involved in a criminal case should be suspended from duty while the investigation is ongoing. During this time, such employee shall be paid an allowance composed of the salary, additional payments for special rank and for seniority.
As we know, the senior officials were arrested in July 2016. According to investigators, Mikhail Maksimenko, the Head of the Main Administration for Interdepartmental Interaction and Internal Security of the Investigative Committee of Russia, his Deputy Aleksandr Lamonov and Deputy Head of the Moscow ICR Main Department Denis Nikandrov were charged with attempted organization of release from jail of Shakro Molodoy’s man Andrey Kochuykov in return for a bribe of $1 million.
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