Kremlin does not plan to dismiss Interior Minister Head Vladimir Kolokoltsev because of Zakharchenko's case
Dmitry Peskov commented on possible resignations in law enforcement agencies due to high-profile corruption case.
The Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov commented on the possibility of the resignation of the Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev on the background of the scandal around the Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko and found 9 billion rubles cash and about 300 million euros in his bank accounts.
"There is no any question about any resignations. First, it's need to wait for results of the investigation before giving some estimates,” - said the President's press secretary.
Kremlin spokesman also said that the Zakharchenko's case is "colorful manifestation of the fight against corruption."
Earlier, Peskov said that Putin is informed about resonant detention of the Colonel and the seizure from him of 9 billion rubles. The commission, headed by the Head of the Presidential Administration Anton Vaino, carries out the examination.
Recall that on September 8th the FSB detained the Acting Head of the Department T of the Main Department for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption Ministry of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Dmitry Zakharchenko. He was arrested for two months by the court. He is accused of Bribe-Taking (Art. 290 of the Criminal Code), Abuse of Official Powers (Art. 285 of the Criminal Code), and Obstruction of Justice (Art. 294 of the Criminal Code).
Security officers found in the apartment of the Zakharchenko sister money in various currencies equivalent to almost 9 billion rubles - a record for the seized amount of money. In addition, Rosbalt reported that members of the Zakharchenko family were allegedly found several accounts in foreign banks, the amount of deposits on which is about 300 million euros. The Colonel denies involvement to the found money.
Marina Semynina, who had been renting out non-residential premises with an area of 2.5 thousand sq. m to the trading network, is a co-defendant in the suit of the Prosecutor General's Office on the seizure of Colonel Zakharchenko's family assets in favor of the state.
In a week the police of the Penza region have lost two first executives. The Head of the regional Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announced his forthcoming resignation. In this regard, the region began talking about the global cleansing of the bigwigs of security agencies. Now everyone is waiting to learn who is next in the queue for quitting, and what new corruption rows pertaining to security chiefs are to come to light in the short run in a relatively serene region.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.