Nizhny Novgorod region assistant prosecutor dismissed after photo with crime lords
Two employees of the Semenovsk prosecutor's office were caught with an organizer of the gambling business in the region at a feast.
A senior assistant to the prosecutor of Semenovsky district of the Nizhny Novgorod region, Konstantin Rumyantsev, lost his position after the media published his photographs at one table with crime lords of the region.
Thus, in the photo, made public in December by the Nizhny Novgorod News portal, Rumyantsev embraces the head of the illegal gaming business of the city of Semenov, Aydyn Guseynov. Apart Rumyantsev, another assistant prosecutor took part in the celebration - Oley Kazanokov.
In December, the portal’s journalists came to the Semenovsk prosecutor's office with the indicated photo, but Rumyantsev doubted its authenticity, saying that he did not recognize himself. His chief, the Head of the department, Mais Yakhyev, limited himself to saying “it is hard to say” to the question of whether it was his subordinates in the photo.
Later, Kazanokov was dismissed, and on Friday, January 18, it became known that Rumyantsev wrote a letter of resignation.
It is worth noting that the photo was provided to journalists by the former security official who held the position of a senior officer of the MIA Department of the Russian Federation for the city district of Semenov, Andrey Gruzdev. Last year, he tried to curb the activities of an illegal gambling enterprise, led by Guseynov.
As a result, the police officer was dismissed from law enforcement and found himself under investigation - for abuse of official powers. As Gruzdev himself says, the materials against him were falsified. Currently, the regional prosecutor's office carries out the activities of Semenov one, for the period of which time the staff of the latter was removed from the investigation into Gruzdev’s case.