Reasons for resignation of deputies prosecutor general revealed

Reasons for resignation of deputies prosecutor general revealed
Ivan Semchishin Photo: Mikhail Mettsel / TASS

Ivan Semchishin was forced to leave the office following an audit carried out by the central office of the Prosecutor General’s Office in the Siberian Federal District under his supervision. Another deputy of Yuri Chaika, Alexander Gutsan, received an offer to become plenipotentiary in the North-West Federal District (NWFD) from the President of the Russian Federation.

Ivan Semchishin, the Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Chaika, was forced to resign after checking of employees of the central office of the department in the Siberian Federal District under his supervision, Kommersant reports citing its sources.

According to sources, representatives of the central office of the Prosecutor General’s Office revealed numerous irregularities, including in personnel policy, during the audit. Following the results of the check, Semchishin was recommended to leave the department. The official reason for the resignation of the Deputy Prosecutor General is longevity.

A few days before Semchishin’s resignation, it was reported that a commission of the Prosecutor General’s Office was working in Novosibirsk to verify the activities of the regional department. In particular, citizens complained about the violation of their rights and freedoms. After the check, several departments have faced personnel reshuffle, RBC Novosibirsk notes.

Another deputy of Yuri Chaika, Alexander Gutsan, received an offer to become plenipotentiary in the North-West Federal District (NWFD) from the President of the Russian Federation.

It was officially announced that Gutsan was leaving the Prosecutor General’s Office “in connection with the transfer to a new job.” Sources of Kommersant note that Gutsan initially refused the offer, but later decided to move to his native region. The presidential decree on the appointment as the plenipotentiary has not yet been signed, the newspaper notes.

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