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Russian investigating authority sees progress in fighting corruption

15 January 2013 - 8:15am

Alexander Bastrykin, head of the Russian Investigative Committee, says that their efforts in the Caucasus had quantitative results with the number of cases almost doubling in 2012, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.

He reminded that a case had been initiated against Leonid Zrumov, head of the directorate of the Russian Federal Treasury in Kabardino-Balkaria. About 20 million rubles issued for renovation of inexistent buildings were stolen.

Over 20,000 cases of bribery were registered. 85 criminal organizations involved in corruption were closed by the Presidential Control Directorate, Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, Chamber of Accounts, FSB and the Interior Ministry.

Over 1500 people with a special legal status were under persecution. 150 of them were investigators of interior affairs, 21 investigators for drug control, 42 of prosecutors’ office, 41 of electoral commissions, 509 of local autonomies, 589 of electoral structures of local autonomies, 34 of regional legislative structures of Russia, 116 lawyers and 11 judges.

 

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