Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika remains his office
The Federation Council reappointed Chaika as Prosecutor General for the next five years.
The Federation Council approved candidacy of Yuri Chaika to the post of Prosecutor General of Russia. Earlier, President Vladimir Putin submitted candidacy of Yuri Chaika for approval. According to RBC, the decision had already been made in May, but was discussed until the last moment.
According to the legislation, Prosecutor General is appointed by the Federation Council on a 5 year term and proposed by the President. Yuri Chaika’s office will be expired on 22 of June. He was appointed to the position on 23 of June 2006. His predecessor was Vladimir Ustinov, who had been serving as Prosecutor General for 6 years.
Previously, relevant committees of the Federation Council recommended Yuri Chaika for the post of Prosecutor General for a new term.
Initially, the Federation Council was going to consider the candidacy for the post of Prosecutor General on May 25, but then postponed the date of approval on 15 June.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).