Lawyers threaten to stage mass strike due to 700-million-ruble debt
According to the media, the Ministry of Internal Affairs owes the Russian lawyer community 700 million rubles as payment of royalties.
Lawyers are getting ready to stage a massive public strike.
According to Andrey Suchkov, serving as vice president of the Federal Chamber of Advocates of Russia (FCAR), the number of lawyers who refuse to handle cases on investigative activities is currently increasing.
Previously, the police would engage public defenders from the Federal Chamber of Lawyers to work with detainees, who can not afford a lawyer. At the same time, delays in the payment of royalties payment, which began in the summer of 2013, have increased this year. Today, the MIA's debt to the legal community is 700 million rubles, and there is a 'pre-strike' situation.
The MIA explained the delays in payment of fees to lawyers by the fact the agency's budget has been reduced. During a meeting, which took place on December 21, the representatives of the FCAR, the Ministry of Interior Affairs, and the Ministry of Finance promised to reduce the existing debt by 40% by the end of this year, and pay the remaining money to lawyers in January 2017.
Accountant of psychoneurological dispensary governed by wife of Nizhnevartovsk Mayor locked up in mental health institution. She could be aware of financial frauds
A broken door, people in medical uniform, sirens – this is how a Monday evening has ended for a female resident of Nizhnevartovsk. A medical crew arrived to the former accountant of the municipal psychoneurological dispensary and forcibly took the woman to the mental health institution. The bookkeeper could be aware of financial frauds committed in the dispensary whose Chief Physician is the wife of the Nizhnevartovsk Mayor. The investigators have questions to all participants of the incident. The CrimeRussia was figuring out who could be interested in the emergency hospitalization of the accountant.
According to Sobesednik, in 2014, the President’s former guard and Governor of Tula region got an apartment in a block near the Pushkin museum. Similar apartment in the same block was up for sale for 1 billion rubles ($15 million).