The Federation Council on 16 November was appointed to the post of Deputy Prosecutor General Prosecutor of Krasnodar region Leonid Korzhinek, who was mentioned in a resonant investigation of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Alexei Navalny about the relationships of the members of the “gangs Tsapkov” from Kushchevskaya village with the wives of high-ranking prosecutors.

According to the FCO, Korzhinek, supposedly close to the family of the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, has covered this band, which became well known throughout Russia
killing 12 people in stanitsa Kushchevskaya November 4, 2010. Media reported that Korzhinek has repealed the decision on excitation of criminal case against the leaders of the gang.

However, all this did not bother the senators who approved the nomination Korzhinek new Deputy Gull is retired in connection with reaching retirement age Sabir Kehlerov. He Korzhinek said that all of his actions in the “case Tsapkov” was legitimate, reports “Interfax”.

According to the appointee, the above-mentioned resolution on initiation of criminal case “has been repeatedly cancelled other leaders and authorities, and I canceled, because there wasn’t enough reason and grounds for initiating criminal proceedings”.

“This decision was confirmed by judicial authorities,” – said Korzhinek, responding to a question from one of the senators in
the discussion of his candidacy in the upper house. However, he noted that “the subsequent abolition of the decree does not deprive the investigator to rectify the violations identified by the Prosecutor and to initiate criminal proceedings”.

“In the future, after the events that took place, a criminal case was opened, but it was investigated by the Central apparatus. And Capku, the person who has committed a crime, not been charged In the subsequent criminal case on the same grounds on which I cancelled the order on institution of criminal proceedings was abolished. It is legitimate and justified. And terminated on the same grounds on which I was denied,” said Korzhinek.

Previously his candidacy was unanimously approved by the committees of the Federation Council on defense and security and on constitutional legislation and state construction, said TASS.

Korzhinek “dignified manner” to fulfill their duties, he said

The former Governor of Krasnodar Krai, and nowadays the Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation, Alexander Tkachev, has arrived this day to the Federation Council to report on the “government hour”, called the appointment Korzhinek at such a high post of great honor for himself as the former head of the region.

“We worked with them for seven years and more have passed and Krymsk, and the Olympics, tests the share of Kuban has dropped a lot,” – said Tkachev. According to him, Korzhinek “dignified manner” to fulfill their duties: “This is an honest, decent, highly qualified people. I have a positive attitude and to this man, and to this decision.”

The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction Andrey Klishas expressed confidence that Korzhinek will “to cope well with their duties, and actively cooperate with the chambers of the Federal Assembly”.

Leonid Korzhinek since 1998 he worked as Deputy Prosecutor of the Irkutsk region, was then appointed first Deputy Prosecutor of the Krasnodar territory. Since 2006, he has headed regional Prosecutor’s office and is considered the person close to Yury Chaika.

Released in December 2015, the investigation FBC, dedicated to the family of Gulls, it was said that the owners of the company “the Kuban Sugar” was the wife of the convicted in the “case Tsapkov” Vyacheslav Tsepovyaz Natalia, the wife of the leader of the gang Sergei Hoe Angela-Maria and company “Arline”. Share “Arline”, as found in the FBC, belonged to the ex-wife of the Prosecutor Olga Lopatina and Hope Staroverova – wife of the former Manager of the Prosecutor General Alexei Staroverova. According to the authors of the investigation, the “gang Hoe” exist thanks to the patronage of senior officials from the Prosecutor General’s office.

Navalny in an interview with RBC said that the relationship of Yuri Chaika with Korzinka the authors of the investigation the FCO has established through Albina Kovalyova, a close friend of the family of the Prosecutor General and his adviser.

Korzhinek in 2009, has cancelled the decision about excitation of criminal case against the leader of the gang Sergei Hoe on suspicion of beating the police in the village of Kushchevskaya. “Novaya Gazeta” bluntly called Korzhinek “patron” of the gang, and wrote that “Tsapok has received the status of immunity from the hands of the chief guardian of the rule of law in Kuban”.

Members of the “gangs Tsapkov”, named so after its leader, was eventually sentenced to various terms of punishment. Sergey Tsapok in November 2013 was sentenced to a life term, but died unexpectedly in July 2014 in a detention center in Krasnodar. The cause of death, according to the doctors, become a stroke and congestive heart failure.

New Deputy Seagulls have justified their actions in the “Tsapkov” 16.11.2016

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