Head of FSB Internal Investigations Dept resigns after Colonel Cherkalin arrest

Head of FSB Internal Investigations Dept resigns after Colonel Cherkalin arrest

Alexey Komkov got a new job.

Alexey Komkov, the head of FSB’s Internal Investigations Department, has been transferred to the post of deputy head of the military counterintelligence service of the FSB, Rosbalt said citing a source.

According to the source, the reshuffle occurred in one of the key departments between the May holidays. Komkov headed the Internal Investigations in August 2016 and had led the 2nd service of the FSB before that.

It was under Komkov that the Internal Investigations detained Colonel Kirill Cherkalin, the head of Directorate K’s banking department of the FSB in late April. He is accused of taking $850.000’s worth of bribes.

As The CrimeRussia said earlier, the security official is believed to have received the money between November 2013 and February 2015 and provided general patronage of a private company in return.

Cherkalin was detained on April 25. In the evening of the same day he was imprisoned by the decision of the 235th garrison military court. In addition to Cherkalin, two other former employees of his department were detained for fraud, namely, Dmitry Frolov (Cherkalin's predecessor, who was dismissed from the FSB on compromising grounds) and Andrei Vasilyev. They were arrested the next day by the Basmanny District Court.

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