Blatant violations in Moscow Prosecutor's Office: Vladimir Churikov not up to the job

Blatant violations in Moscow Prosecutor's Office: Vladimir Churikov not up to the job
Vladimir Churikov

The CrimeRussia obtained a copy of a complaint addressed to Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika from employees of the Moscow Prosecutor's Office against their boss.

The document, dated May 31, 2017, features how the position of the staff of the Moscow Prosecutor's Office has "worsened" with the arrival of Vladimir Churikov, who completely "does not follow the orders" of Chaika in terms of material and social security of prosecutors (Order of the Prosecutor General No. 771-k as of 29.09.1999).

For instance, district workers receive just from 7 to 10% of extra charge for "complexity and tension" for the second consecutive year. And the quarterly premium does not exceed 4000 rubles ($67), which is a violation of Order No. 28 as of January 16, 2013. At the same time, some employees are not paid an additional payment for "secrecy".

The accounting office of the department, referring to the lack of funding from the Prosecutor General's Office, does not pay the costs of prosecutors on transportation in suburban transport and purchase of drugs. This again violates Orders No. 01-10 as of 12.01.2005 and No. 76-10 as of 30.10.2012.

At the same time, the employees of the Prosecutor's Office say that they have to work from 12 to 14 hours a day, including on weekends and holidays, without receiving a decent payment for their labor.

What weighs most heavily is that employees of the Prosecutor's Office, queuing for apartments for more than 10 years, do not get a home. Although the employees of the Prosecutor's Office that came with Churikov from other regions of the country received apartments without any queues.

"By saving on the bonuses and incentive payments payable to us, as well as payments for complexity and tension, Churikov bought apartment to his, ‘Volgograd’ employees, and those in turn, lacking sufficient qualifications, teach us ‘Muscovites’ how to work and live", the staff of the Moscow Prosecutor's Office write.

Such "discrimination", according to prosecutors, affects the work process, because accomplished employees began to leave the department.

As The CrimeRussia has written with reference to a competent source, Head of the Moscow Prosecutor's Office Vladimir Churikov resigned, which has not been publicized yet. The reason was disagreement with Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, personal relationships with whom did not work out.

At the moment, according to our information, the complaint from the employees of the capital's Prosecutor's Office and the letter of reignation from their boss are under consideration by First Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Buksman.

Churikov has occupied his post since September 2015. Prior to that he headed the Prosecutor's Office of the Volgograd region for five years, where he was also criticized. In 2013 residents began to collect signatures for his resignation, to which deputy of the regional Duma Sergey Popov urged. He argued that "the prosecutor of the region does not actually handle the situation in the region and has withdrawn from managing the Prosecutor's Offices subordinate to him".

Son of the Prosecutor General Artem Chaika and Mayor of the capital Sergey Sobyanin have already begun to promote their candidacy for the post of the Head of the Moscow Prosecutor's Office. Chaika Jr. lobbies for the vacant post of current Deputy Prosecutor Oleg Manakov, and the mayor – for the post of Tula prosecutor Alexander Kozlov.

It is worth noting that both of these figures are also questionable – Kozlov was involved in the 2011 case on ‘covering’ the casino, and Manakov had connections with Krasnogorsky shooter’ Amiran Georgadze, who killed four people in 2015 and committed suicide.

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