Large-scale anti-corruption cleansing in FSB department for Moscow and region
The arrests of five FSB officers from the service's Moscow administration are the result of a major anti-corruption audit, which is currently being conducted in the FSB department in Moscow and the Moscow Region.
As Kommersant reports citing its own source, some leaders of the regional FSB department may be dismissed following the results of the inspection.
Let us recall that July 1, it became known about the detention and the ensuing arrest of five members of the Federal Security Service department for Moscow and the Moscow region, headed by Deputy Chief of the 7th Inter-district Department Aleksey Kruglov.
Two of the detainees, Colonel Kruglov and Field Investigator Roman Nadezhdin are suspected of receiving a bribe, and the other three – Head of the FSB department in Balashikha Denis Semyonov and field investigators Aleksey Vinokurov and Artur Yusufov – are suspected of mediation in transferring a bribe.
The military investigation believes that the security officers had extorted a bribe from the heads of one of the leading enterprises for the production of fuses for ammunition, Snegiryov Research Institute of Technology.
Kommersant notes that it is not the first such scandal in the FSB for Moscow and the Moscow region in 2017. The reason for the large-scale anti-corruption check in the department could have been the detention and arrest of senior officer of the FSB Stanislav Golyev in May of this year. Colonel Golyev is suspected of receiving a bribe of $100 thousand. According to the investigation, the colonel used to extort bribes from officials For for suspending inspections against the institutions of the Department of Culture of the Government of Moscow. According to Golyev, large sums were intended for representatives of the regional FSB department. The service itself has yet to comment on the situation.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).