Russian Deputy Prosecutor General resigns

Russian Deputy Prosecutor General resigns
Ivan Semchishin Photo: Alexey Kudenko / RIA Novosti

Ivan Semchishin decided to leave having worked in the prosecutor’s office since 1982 and in the post of Deputy Prosecutor General since 2006.

Ivan Semchishin resigned from the post of Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation and retired, RBC reported with reference to Alexander Kurennoy, the official representative of the Office. The Judicial Counselor First Class worked in the prosecution since 1982.

According to Kurennoy, Semchishin has already filed a resignation letter to the presidential administration and the Federation Council. Prosecutor Generals and their deputies are dismissed and approved by the Federation Council on the proposal by the President of the Russian Federation.

Ivan Semchishin supervised the authorities of the Siberian Federal District. He has held the post of Deputy Prosecutor General since 2006.

On October 10, RBC Novosibirsk reported citing its sources that a committee of the Prosecutor General’s Office was checking the performance of the regional department. The committee included 18 experts headed by Deputy Prosecutor General Yuri Ponomarev.

The committee received complaints from residents about any violations of rights and freedoms followed by personnel changes in the regional prosecutor's office and other law enforcement agencies.

In 2017, Ivan Semchishin made 5.5 million rubles ($84.312), as follows from his declaration. This is 500.000 rubles more than he had made in 2016. The income of his wife in 2017 amounted to 400.000 rubles. The couple owns an apartment of 124.7 square meters, a building with an area of ​​225.8 square meters, a land plot of 1.600 square meters and a Volkswagen Tiguan.

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