GP examines the request to verify the statements of Deputy head TI about Poklonskaya

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotobiennale Poklonskaya. Archival photoGP examines the request to verify the statements of Deputy head TI about Poklonskaya© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The General Prosecutor’s office considers the appeal of the head of the Duma Committee on security and combating corruption Vasily Piskareva with a request to verify the statement of the Deputy head of Transparency International Russia Ilya Shumanov against Deputy Natalia Poklonskaya, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the Supervisory authority.

«The appeal was received and will be considered in accordance with the law»,- said the press service.

Earlier, the Chairman of the state Duma Commission on control over reliability of data on incomes, about property and obligations of property character represented by deputies, Natalia Poklonskaya in an interview with RNS proposed to carry out anti-corruption check of Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny and the Russian branch of Transparency International. The Deputy Director of Transparency International Russia Ilya Shumanov in response to this statement was written in Facebook that they «wanted to relax a bit, and instead, you have to cut the investigation into Madam ex-Prosecutor». Vice-speaker of the state Duma, the Chairman of the faction «United Russia» in the state Duma Vladimir Vasilyev has called this statement is blackmail and a threat to the Deputy.

In itself, Transparency International said it was ready to discuss with Polonskaya check offers. The Vice President of the organization Elena Panfilova reminded that under Russian law, corruption is «an illegal action of the official who uses his official powers for personal gain», and Transparency International official is not.

According to Piskareva, the state Duma Committee on security and combating corruption says that it is a public statement made for the purpose of exerting undue influence on Poklonsky in connection with the exercise of powers of office on the activities of the nonprofit organization.

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