Yekaterinburg chief of anti-corruption dept dismissed for bribery

Yekaterinburg chief of anti-corruption dept dismissed for bribery
Eduard Voronin

Earlier, Major Voronin was arrested in connection with the case against the former Sverdlovsk deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Vladimir Romanyuk, who had accepted a bribe for giving slot machines back to their owners.

Major Eduard Voronin, the Yekaterinburg head of the economic security and anti-corruption department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, has been dismissed on the proposal of the Sverdlovsk prosecutor's office, filed with the region’s central directorate, reports Ura.ru. The former anti-corruption fighter has been fired "due to loss of trust and confidence."

According to Maria Kanatova, the senior assistant prosecutor of the Sverdlovsk region, an inspection established that Voronin had allowed a conflict of interest and failed to notify the leadership of the police body of its occurrence or likely occurrence.

Earlier it was reported that Voronin had been arrested in connection with the case against the former Sverdlovsk deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Vladimir Romanyuk, who had accepted a 1.3-million-ruble bribe for giving slot machines back to their Armenian owners. Voronin followed the general’s orders. In addition, the major is accused of accepting a hunting carbine and accessories to it worth 700 thousand rubles. He is also suspected of patronizing the trade in counterfeit alcohol. Nikolay Fufaev, an attorney, is another person of interest in the case. He was arrested initially but later moved to house arrest.

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