MOSCOW, January 31 (Itar-Tass) — Fourteen town, district, and special prosecutors in the Moscow region have been relieved from their duties following the performance review in the wake of the so-called "gambling scandal," regional prosecutor Alexander Anikin said at a meeting with the senior staff of the regional prosecutor's office on Tuesday. He said the decisions to dismiss this or that prosecutor had been made for various reasons.
Anikin reiterated that the regional prosecutor’s office would respond with tough measures to any violations on the part of its personnel.
The appointment of new prosecutors has not been easy. "As of today, we still have eight vacancies left," he said.