Ivanov told about the possible changes in the criminal code

MOSCOW, 18 Jul – RIA Novosti. The Russian President will soon submit to the Duma amendments to article of the criminal code “attraction of obviously innocent to criminal liability” that increases penalties for such crimes up to 7 years in prison, said the former head of the Kremlin administration, special representative of the RF President on the issues of environmental activities, environment and transport Sergei Ivanov.

In an interview to KP Ivanov recalled that he continues to chair the working group on monitoring and analysis of law enforcement practice in the sphere of entrepreneurial activity, created more than a year ago.

“The first portion of the laws the President is already made, they are approved by the Council. That the admission of notaries to an arrested businessman, this limitation period, within which the investigating authorities can keep seized from entrepreneur information. And removed from the computer disk with all the data and keep two or three, and sometimes four years, until the investigation goes. Of course, the business is failing. Here we have overcome”, — he said.

“We now offer (I hope it will be included in the rule of law, which in the near future the President will submit to the Duma) to amend article 299 of the Criminal code “Attraction of obviously innocent to criminal liability”. The maximum penalty for these offences is increased from 5 to 7 years of imprisonment. But if knowingly innocent person is accused of committing a grave or especially grave crime or caused damage in excess of 1.5 million rubles, then the penalty even more,” — said Ivanov.

According to him, the responsibility of law enforcement officers will also occur in the case of the illegal initiation of criminal proceedings to prevent business activities, or from mercenary or other personal interest. It provides from 5 to 10 years in prison.

“We also propose to amend article 151 of the Criminal procedure code and to transfer the preliminary investigation on all matters related to the economy and entrepreneurial activity, from the investigative bodies of internal Affairs, investigators of the Investigative Committee. That is completely away from MIA this jurisdiction,” — said Ivanov. According to him, the interior Ministry more violations.