Leningrad Region Prosecutor resigned after being hospitalized with severe poisoning
By the order of the Prosecutor General Chaika Rospotrebnadzor tested Stanislav Ivanov’s cabinet and reception room for toxic substances.
The Prosecutor of the Leningrad Region Stanislav Ivanov on Thursday wrote a resignation letter to the President Vladimir Putin. The Ivanov’s first Deputy Magomed Dibirov was appointed the Acting Prosecutor.
It is worth noting that before the resignation, the Prosecutor of the Leningrad Region was hospitalized. On October 11, he was put in adult department of the Institute of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Transplantation n.a. R.M. Gorbachev with “suspicion of poisoning with unknown substance.”
Doctors stated sharp deterioration of blood state of the Leningrad Region Prosecutor. Doctors also do not exclude exposure of unknown origin.
According to 47news, the Prosecutor General's Office is aware of the situation.
In connection with a fact of alleged poisoning of Ivanov, the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika has ordered to test the cabinet of the Head of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office for toxic substances.
On October 20, the Rospotrebnadzor employees came to the Regional Prosecutor's Office under the guise of a scheduled inspection. With the help of special equipment, they examined the cabinet and the reception room. Results of the test have not been reported yet.
The State Judicial Counselor of 3st Class Stanislav Ivanov has been serving in the Prosecutor's Office since 1992. He started his career as an investigator in Moscow, then he was appointed the First Deputy Prosecutor in the Kaluga Region.
In 2014, on the recommendation of the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, Ivanov was appointed the Prosecutor of the Leningrad Region by a presidential decree.
Ivanov replaced German Shtadler, whose predecessor was the St. Petersburg Prosecutor Sergey Litvinenko.
Since the end of September, an inspection of the St. Petersburg Prosecutor's Office of the largest scale for 20 years has been held. According to the CrimeRussia, the main purpose of this inspection was to prepare the ground for upcoming dismissal of Litvinenko.
During the last three weeks, a team of 30 officers of the Prosecutor General's Office has been running a check of criminal cases, initiated by the St. Petersburg Prosecutor’s Office. According to Fontanka, on October 12, the 20th day of the examination, nearly thousand of hidden criminal cases were found. Prosecutors demanded their resumption.
The most common complaint during the inspection was baseless refusal to initiate criminal proceedings. 515 rulings were decided to cancel and redirect to later investigation. 180 decisions on suspense of investigation and 103 decisions on its termination were found illegal. In addition, during the examination, auditors of the Prosecutor General's Office found 145 unspecified crimes, including 5 of particularly serious and 57 of serious character.
Representatives of the Prosecutor General's Office believe that Sergey Litvinenko has systematically ignored many of its directives.
Earlier, a source of the CrimeRussia reported, Yuri Chaika has already made a decision on his dismissal. The decision is expected to be announced basing on the results of the examination.
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