MIA Head to dismiss senior official arrested for bribe to Colonel Timchenko
Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev intends to dismiss the Deputy Head of the MIA General Administration of Internal Security.
MIA spokeswoman Irina Volk reported the MIA Head is preparing a motion for dismissal of the Deputy Head of the MIA General Administration of Internal Security, responsible for internal security in regions.
Romeiko-Gurko and Deputy Head of the MIA General Administration of Internal Security Vladimir Tsvetkov have already offered their resignation.
In addition, Irina Volk reported about the upcoming structural changes in the MIA General Administration of Internal Security in connection with liquidation of the Regional Internal Security Administrations. The reform is carried in order to optimize Internal Security Administration’s activity.
According to the spokeswoman, this decision was made in connection with the high-profile case over arrest of Chief of the Russian MIA Internal Security in the Northwestern Federal District Yuri Timchenko, who is suspected of extorting bribes for closure of a case over tax evasion. According to the ICR, he extorted a bribe in the amount of 100 million rubles. The criminal case against Yuri Timchenko was initiated under part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale).
The Moscow Azeri community has been put on alert. Two businessmen running business at the Food City mall on the Kaluzhskoe Highway have been forced to pay to unidentified extortionists. Nadir Salifov aka Guli had previously asserted claims on the mall.
Former Head of Russian Post Samara office Artur Igrushkin, who had forced his employees to build a country house for him and who was dismissed due to loss of trust, is now a defendant in another criminal case.
Marina Semynina, who had been renting out non-residential premises with an area of 2.5 thousand sq. m to the trading network, is a co-defendant in the suit of the Prosecutor General's Office on the seizure of Colonel Zakharchenko's family assets in favor of the state.
In a week the police of the Penza region have lost two first executives. The Head of the regional Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announced his forthcoming resignation. In this regard, the region began talking about the global cleansing of the bigwigs of security agencies. Now everyone is waiting to learn who is next in the queue for quitting, and what new corruption rows pertaining to security chiefs are to come to light in the short run in a relatively serene region.