MOSCOW, September 13. /TASS/. Russia’s Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev has initiated an internal investigation of the Ministry’s Committee for Economic Security and Combating Corruption’s top brass, the Ministry’s spokeswoman Irina Volk told TASS on Tuesday.
"Russia’s Minister of Internal Affairs, Police General Vladimir Kolokoltsev has initiated an internal investigation of high-ranking officials in the Ministry of Internal Affairs' Committee for Economic Security and Combating Corruption," she said.
According to the Ministry’s spokeswoman, the officers of the Central Department of Internal security and the Public Service and Personnel Department will closely scrutinize the circumstances, causes and conditions that led to the arrest of committee deputy chief Dmitry Zakharchenko. "Following the outcome of the investigation, a decision will be made in accordance with actual legislation," Irina Volk concluded.
The news about Dmitry Zakharchenko’s detention came on September 9, the next day Moscow’s Presnensky District Court detained him for two months at the request of the investigator. According to investigators, police seized sums of more $120 million and €2 million in the appartment of Dmitry Zakharchenko.