Russian Military Prosecutor General submits his resignation
The Russian Federation Council constitutionally assigned appointment and dismissal of the Prosecutor General and his deputies, including the Military Prosecutor General, is going to make its decision on Fridinsky’s resignation letter on April 26.
Russian Military Prosecutor General Sergey Fridinsky submitted his resignation, according to RIA Novosti News Agency.
The Russian Military Prosecutor General submitted his resignation due to his age, according to RIA Novosti’s source in the Council.
Sergey Fridinsky has been the Russian Military Prosecutor General for 11 years. The Council is going to make its decision on Fridinsky’s resignation letter on April 26. The upper house of parliament is responsible for appointment and dismissal of the Chief Prosecutor and his deputies, including the Chief Military Prosecutor, according to the Russian Constitution.
The letter is going to be preliminary discussed behind the closed doors in defense and security constitutional legislation committees on April 25.
New Military Prosecutor General has yet to be picked, as pointed out by RIA Novosti’s source in the Council.
1st Class State Legal Advisor and Colonel General of Justice Sergey Fridinsky has been the Russian Military Prosecutor General since 2006. He worked for public prosecutor’s offices in the Cities of Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Chita, and Roston-on-Don between 1980 and 2000. Fridinsky was appointed the Deputy Prosecutor General in the North Caucasian Federal District. He was transferred to the Russian Prosecutor General’s Central Office in 2004.
Former member of the Federation Council believes that this once again points to numerous violations and falsification of evidence during the investigation of his criminal case on charges of bribe-taking in the amount of 27.5 million rubles ($457 thousand).