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Leonid Slutsky evades corruption charges, as the State Duma asks police to investigate his accusers

Source: Meduza

In early March, researchers from Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation reported that State Duma deputy Leonid Slutsky (the same man later exonerated by the Duma’s Ethics Committee for sexually harassing several journalists) failed for a decade to declare a hectare (2.5 acres) of land in the Rublyovka (a prestigious suburb outside Moscow).

On April 12, the head of the parliament’s Income Monitoring Commission, Natalia Poklonskaya, said she would appeal to the police — not to investigate Slutsky, but to find out if Navalny broke the law when digging up this information.

The Anti-Corruption Foundation based its report on publicly available satellite footage and data pulled from Russia’s Federal Cadastral Records.

They’re letting Slutsky off the hook, again.

The monitoring commission wasn’t even scheduled to discuss Slutsky’s income declarations today. According to BBC Russian, Slutsky was merely “passing by,” when he popped in and told his colleagues that he’d failed to declare the real estate for the past 10 years due to a “technical mistake” and would be listing it in his 2017 documents. The commission said, “Cool.”

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