ICR: arrest of investigators and cleansing of department are not related things
The Investigative Committee of the Russian began personnel reform. By the time it coincided with the arrest of Denis Nikandrov, Mikhail Maksimenko and Alexander Lamonov. However, in the office talk about planned personnel changes.
The Investigative Committee feels the effects of a huge human resource gaps, and the reorganization, passing now in the department, is not related to criminal cases against three senior investigators. Words of Vladimir Markin were quoted by RIA Novosti. Earlier, some media linked the personnel changes in the department with the corruption case of senior ICR investigators. As a result, some departments became divisions. In particular, it is talked about the elimination of the Main Directorate for Interdepartmental Liaison and Internal Security of the ICR, which ex-leaders are in the pre-trial detention center jail Lefortovo. It is expected that it will enter into the framework of the pre-existing Department of physical protection of executives and and investigators, who are in danger.
Changes may relate not only to the detention of these persons specifically. For example, it is known that the Department of Capital Construction changed its status. A few months ago Skachkov was arrested on charges of large-scale Swindling (part 4, Art. 159 of the Criminal Code). In addition, as Kommersant wrote earlier, separate divisions became worker on the home front, the public procurement management department. For example, the Main Collateral Management Department has been already transformed into a Department.
Furthermore, it can be reformed the Department of Procedural Control which functions are actually duplicated the Prosecutor's Office, which oversees the activities of the ICR.
Recall that the first Deputy Head of the Main Investigations Directorate for the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Denis Nikandrov, the Head of the Main Directorate for Interdepartmental Liaison and Internal Security of the ICR Mikhail Maksimenko and his Deputy Alexander Lamonov were arrested on suspicion of taking bribes of 1 million dollars from the kingpin Zakhar Kalashov, nicknamed Shakro Molodoy, for the termination of the criminal case against him. The Lefortovo court decided to keep all the suspects in custody until 15 September.
On September 21, kingpin Vladimir Vagin, aka Vagon, hanged himself. Two years earlier another thief in law Max Pioner also committed suicide. Vagon's lawyer does not believe in the version of suicide and intends to apply for a forensic medical examination.