Siloviki search office of Acting Head of Dagestan Ministry of Labor
The search and seizure of documents have taken place as part of the investigation into the criminal case against Deputy Head of the Administration of the Head and Government of Dagestan Ismail Efendiev, who previously headed the Ministry of Labor and Social Development for over 10 years.
September 22, officers of the security agencies conducted searches and seized documents in the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Dagestan, RIA Derbent reports referring to a source in law enforcement bodies.
In particular, the search was conducted in the office of Acting Head of the Ministry of Labor Rasul Ibragimov. Chernovik reports that documents were seized from Ibragimov’s office. In total, the source said, law enforcement officials seized more than 20 boxes of documents from the Ministry.
Earlier, it was reported that FSB officers had detained Head of the Administration of the Head and Government of Dagestan Ismail Efendiev, who was Minister of Employment and Labor of the Republic of Dagestan from 1994 to 1997 and Minister of Labor and Social Development from 1997 to 2013.
RIA Derbent’s source noted that the investigative measures in the building of the Ministry of Labor were conducted as part of the investigation into the criminal case of Efendiev, who is suspected of Exceeding Official Powers. In turn, Interfax reports that the criminal case against him is linked to the investigation into the criminal cases against former First Vice-Premier of the Republic Ramazan Aliev and the nephew of ex-Head of Dagestan Askhabali Abdulatipov, who used to head the State Public Institution of the Republic of Dagestan Avtokhozyaystvo. According to Interfax, when Ramazan Abdulatipov was heading the administration, Efendiev would order his nephew to repair private cars at the government’s expense.
Sweeping purge of Novosibirsk governmental structures – clampdown on corruption ties between local elite clans and their ‘patrons’ in law enforcement agencies?
Two governmental structures – judicial and watchdog agencies – have been ‘decapitated’ in the Novosibirsk region. The sweeping purge of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office was not as severe as the media had reported – but the key figures have already been removed from office. In fact, the large-scale unscheduled inspection carried out by a commission dispatched by the Prosecutor General’s Office has just begun. Who else is going to resign ‘voluntarily’? Who has initiated the sweeping purge of the watchdog authority? And what high-profile corruption cases are forthcoming?