Lev Ponomarev on Corruption in the Ministry of Internal Affairs

posted 11 Jan 2012, 14:22 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 11 Jan 2012, 22:30 ]
Yet one more “bad joke” about the phony fight against corruption among highly-placed law enforcement officers

"I am convinced that the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs bears personal responsibility for corruption in the Ministry’s former Department (now Main Administration) of Economic Security. 

According to media reports, the official investigation declined to bring charges against Andrei Khorev, retired police general and former first deputy head of the Department for Economic Security, for owning a rare, 160-year-old French revolver. That is now yet one more “bad joke” about the phony fight against corruption among highly-placed law enforcement officers. At the same time, what has been completely ignored is the fact that Andrei Khorev lived in an elite three-room apartment valued at a mere 300 dollars (!) and formally belonging to his father, to whom it had been given as a gift by the wife of his friend, retired Captain Kagansky, who is currently on a wanted list. [Read more]

Source: Lev Ponomarev, 'Nurgaliev is Hiding Thieves', Grani.ru, 11 January 2012

Lev Ponomarev lives in Moscow and is director of the Movement For Human Rights.
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