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2 billion rubles collected from corrupt officials in Russia over the year

2 billion rubles collected from corrupt officials in Russia over the year
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This year, 2,47 billion rubles were recovered from defendants in cases of corruption crimes in Russia. Over the nine months of 2019, 6 468 criminal cases on 11 664 corruption-related crimes were brought to the courts.

As told "Russian newspaper" Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin, 53 criminal proceedings were instituted against organized groups for which 135 individuals were involved. Three more cases were brought against criminal communities on charges of 22 persons.

Most often, corruption crimes were related to giving and receiving bribes - almost 30%, about 15% more - fraudulent acts, misappropriation or embezzlement. To compensate for the damage, the property of the accused was seized in the total amount of 12,9 billion rubles.

 

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