New Head of Moscow Criminal Intelligence will be appointed in February 2017
It was announced to officers of the Moscow Criminal Intelligence that a new Head would be appointed in February following year. Since late September 2016, after resignation of the former Head of the Criminal Investigation Department Igor Zinovyev, Aleksandr Polovinka has been the Acting Head.
As a source in law enforcement authorities told Rosbalt, the Acting Head of the Criminal Intelligence will not be appointed the new Head, adding that the information is completely accurate.
The atmosphere of nervousness in the capital's Criminal Investigation Department is due the fact that no known candidate for the vacant post has been chosen yet. Therefore, the MIA General Administration in Moscow announced to detectives earlier this week that new leader will be appointed in February 2017.
Let us recall that it has earlier been reported that Colonel Maksim Vanichkin, son of Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Russia Colonel-General Mikhail Vanichkin, who is currently working in the MIA Main Administration of Criminal Search would take up the post of the Moscow Criminal Intelligence Head.
However, as previously reported by the CrimeRussia, Vanichkin's candidacy for the post, which had been supported by Head of MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev and Head of Main Administration of Criminal Search Viktor Golovanov, has not been approved by Kremlin.
In early November 2017, Basmanny Court of Moscow has satisfied the motion brought by the Main Investigations Directorate in the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) and remanded Aleksander Shukyurov, Director of the Capital Renovation Directorate State Budgetary Institution of Moscow, in custody. The head of the institution subordinate to the Department of Capital Renovation of the City of Moscow that had acted as the client in tenders worth dozens of billions of rubles is suspected of swindling on an especially large scale.