Security forces raided Russian Post's main office 

Security forces raided Russian Post's main office
Dmitry Strashnov Photo: RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich

According to sources, FSB officers came with searches upon the case of the state company CEO's illegal bonus.

Employees of the FSB raided and seized documents in the Moscow central office of Russian Post, Interfax reported. According to sources, the activities carried out within the framework of pre-investigation examination of illegally accrued bonuses to state company Head Dmitry Strashnov.

Legal.Report noted, law enforcement agencies also checked reports on the unreasonable remuneration of Strashnov's deputies and other abuses in the Federal State Unitary Enterprise.

As it turned out, security forces started working on Russian Post in the framework of a comprehensive inspection of the Telecommunications Ministry. The audit, which was taken on April this year, was initiated by President Vladimir Putin.

As the CrimeRussia previously reported, in late November, the General Prosecutor’s Office detected the fact of illegal payments to state-owned company CEO Dmitry Strashnov. It turned out that the Head of the company received 95 million rubles as a bonus in 2014. The General Prosecutor's Office's audit results were sent to the ICR, which should decide whether to institute criminal proceedings against the Head of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise under Art. 201 of the Criminal Code (Abuse of Authority). In addition, audit's materials against two directors of the Ministry of Communications departments, who decided on payment of a bonus, were removed to the ICR. It should be appraised for elements of crime under Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (Negligence).

The Head of Russian Post stated that his award for 2014 was calculated according to the rules of the Ministry of Communications and all the controversy on its legality “is unnecessarily overheated”.

Beneath: Letter to Deputy Head of the Presidential Control Directorate Andrey Kulba, according to which on April 29, 2016, Putin ordered to conduct "a comprehensive audit of the Ministry of Communications in 2015-2016". On June 8, then Head of Personnel Sergey Ivanov signed a corresponding order. Document by Legal.Report

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