The Federation Council has no more senators with a questionable past. This statement was made by Valentina Matvienko, Chairman of the upper house of Parliament.
The case of Rauf Arashukov is an exception that would not happen again, said Matvienko, the resource LIGAnews.
The politician admitted, as intuitively felt, that it is impossible to put to the Federation Council as the Senator from Karachay-Cherkessia Arashukova. Thus Matvienko admitted that indeed conviction he was missing, but there were rumors about his possible involvement in a number of crimes in Russia.
Immediately after the incident and Arashukova representatives of the upper house of the Parliament initiated the audit of all senators on criminal activity.
Arashukov was the youngest Senator. He was detained in late January, right, during a meeting of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation. For the removal of immunity Arashukova all voted and only one abstained.
The Senator is accused of involvement in several crimes, including murder and witness tampering.