Nearly 40% of corruption defendants are bribers

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Some 40% of those charged with corruption-related crimes in Russia (2,684 individuals) in 2018 were bribers, Russian Investigative Committee Spokesperson Svetlana Petrenko told on occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day marked on Sunday. reports citing TASS.

Over the past nine months of this year, the Investigative Committee sent 6,123 corruption-related criminal cases to court and 6,885 persons were convicted, Petrenko said.

The criminal cases were opened into small-scale bribery - 1,366 (22.3%), fraud - 1,210 (19.8%), bribery - 1,105 (18%), bribe taking - 926 (15.1%), embezzlement - 509 (8.3%), abuse of office - 228 (3.7%) and excess of power - 199 (3.3%).

Some 25,000 corruption-related crimes were uncovered in Russia and over 14,000 criminal cases were opened in the first nine months of this year. More than 60% of these cases sent to court were linked to bribery.

Most corruption-related investigations were opened in the Samara Region, by the Urals Investigative Transport Department, in the Moscow and Rostov Regions, the Krasnodar Region, Moscow, the Tatarstan Republic and the Chelyabinsk Region.

2018.12.09 / 13:58
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