The head of the FSB was asked to resign after corruption scandal


The head of the Department “K” of the economic security Service of FSB Victor Voronin wrote the official report about resignation in connection with a criminal case, the defendant was a member of his unit, said a source close to the secret service. This information was confirmed by a source in the FSB. According to him, the office for weeks discussed the possible departure of Voronin. Also about his possible resignation on Friday, told “Novaya Gazeta”.

In the center of public relations of FSB have promised to answer the request sent on June 2, within the statutory period.

Officially, the FSB did not disclose its structure. As wrote “Novaya Gazeta”, the “K” of the counter-intelligence is engaged in providing credit and financial services. To this division was attached the office “N” of the FSB, which has struggled with drugs, smuggling and organized crime.

A source close to the intelligence Agency, believes that one of the reasons, which forced Voronin to write a statement, is that his subordinate, head of Department 7 of Management “To” SEB FSB Vadim Uvarov was associated with the criminal case about the bribe to the customs officer about the clearance of goods importing companies in the amount of RUB 2 million the Defendant, a former operative in the Directorate of anti-smuggling FCS Paul Smolyarchuk (was arrested in December 2015), which “Fontanka” called brother-in-law Uvarov. Uvarov himself is in the status of witness in this case in the framework of the case about the bribe. In this same case, the FSB detained in St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport is 20 tons smartphones.

The TFR did not respond to a request to provide information in the criminal case.

Career strongman

In 2010, “Vedomosti” called Voronin among the possible successors of the head of the SSF Evgeny Murov. Then the Moores retained his post and resigned on may 26, 2016. The service was led by the head of the security service of the President Dmitry Kochnev.

In may 2011, co-owner of “Novaya Gazeta”, the businessman Alexander Lebedev has written to the head of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov an open letter in which he indicated that senior FSB officers, including Voronin, has repeatedly called the business crime Lebedev, and his intentions are illegal. He also noted that some subordinate Voronina confuse your own wool with state”.

Voronin is one of the most videocontainer Russian security forces, is included in the list of Senator Benjamin Cardin, on the basis of which was made “the list Magnitsky”. In the list of Cardin noted that Voronin was the initiator of criminal prosecution of employees of the Fund Hermitage capital. The case was filed a month after lawyers said about the involvement of the Ministry of interior to the embezzlement of budget funds in the amount of 5.4 billion rubles.

In 2012 the United States adopted the “Magnitsky law” providing for personal sanctions against individuals, which the US considers implicated in the death of lawyer and auditor company Firestone Duncan of Sergey Magnitsky, collaborated with the Fund Hermitage capital of William Browder. In the final “Magnitsky list” Voronin was not included.

At the end of the 2014 Voronin entered in a special working group to monitor the situation on the foreign exchange market headed by the first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov. Its membership also included representatives of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of economy, FNS, Rosfinmonitoring and the Central Bank.

The source in FSB says that Voronin was close to the former head of the Federal drug control service Viktor Ivanov. In 2004, Voronin was directly subordinate to Ivanova, and head of the Federal drug control service administration for the North-West Federal district. In April 2016 the Federal drug control service was liquidated as an independent structure and transferred to the subordination of the Ministry of interior. Ivanov had no place in the new administration.

Your post Voronin could leave in 2010, wrote “Rosbalt”. According to the publication, the resignation was discussed in connection with several major criminal cases, for example, about the supply of contraband clothing from China in a military unit of the FSB in Moscow and smuggled goods in the Cherkizovsky market, falling to Russia through the Baltic customs.