The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin held a video-conference reception of citizens. It was attended by the First Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Eduard Valeryevich Kaburneev, Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Sergey Nikolaevich Goryainov, heads of divisions of the Central Office of the Committee and heads and officers of a number of regional investigative departments. The head of the department was approached by three groups of citizens from different regions in connection with the violation of their right to receive their wages.
Complainants from St. Petersburg reported the situation related to non-payment of wages by the management of LLC "Blakit" in 2018-2019. Wage arrears to 17 employees of the enterprise amounted to more than 1.4 million rubles and has not yet been repaid. The complainants explained that back in 2020 they sent a collective appeal to the prosecutor's office, but they did not know about the results of its consideration. The Central District division of the St. Petersburg Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia launched a pre-investigative probe only in August 2021. At present the investigative authorities are investigating a probe under Part 2 of Article 145.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia. Chairman of Investigative Committee of Russia, having listened to the complainants and speakers, ordered to conduct an official check in relation to the acting head of the Central District division of the St. Petersburg Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia M.P. Vasilyev, as well as officials of the investigative unit, who allowed red-tapery. In addition, the head of the Committee instructed to check the commercial organization for the quality of services provided and the commission of crimes in the field of taxation. The progress of investigation of the probe is under the supervision of the Central Office of the Investigative Committee of Russia.
The second group of complainants from the Lipetsk region - employees of Usman Plant of Industrial Machinery LLC - reported that the director of this company allowed the total non-payment of wages to 7 workers for more than two months in 2019-2020. Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin wondered about the reasons for the long absence of investigation results. The subordinates explained that the production facility where the affected citizens work is located in Lipetsk Region, but it is managed from Voronezh Region. Having heard the report on the conducted activities, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia instructed to conduct official inspections of the deputy head of the control and investigation department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Lipetsk region A.G. Svintsov, the head of the investigation department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Lipetsk region R.V. Shehovtsov and the investigator of this investigation department G.S. Saidahmedov.
The head of the department also listened to a group of employees of LLC "Royal Service" from the city of Yaroslavl. As the complainants explained, the founder and CEO of this legal entity did not pay their salaries from 2012 to 2015. The citizens who appealed expressed their opinion about the improper investigation of the criminal case on this fact and asked to take measures to restore their violated rights. The criminal case has been under investigation in Kirovsky District Departement of the Yaroslavl Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia since 2017. The general director of Royal Service LLC was charged in absentia and put on the wanted list. The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia was extremely dissatisfied with the red-tapery. He demanded during the investigation of the criminal case to check the facts of fraudulent actions on behalf of the Royal Service LLC Director General and one of the employees of the organization. The head of the Committee also demanded to take measures to intensify the search activities and the subsequent completion of the investigation of the criminal case of non-payment of wages. Official inspections were assigned to the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Yaroslavl Region A.M. Sobolev, the senior investigator of the Investigative Committee for Kirovsky district of the city of Yaroslavl of the regional department of the Investigative Committee V.V. Nikulin, as well as persons who allowed the mentioned violations.