Moscow loses $257m over corruption-related crimes in 2016
Material damage of 2 billion rubles ($34m) has been repaid.
The Moscow Prosecutor's Office reported that the damage caused by corruption-related crimes recorded over 2016 amounted to 15 billion rubles. Material damage of 2 billion rubles ($34m) has been repaid voluntarily.
"The state of corruption-related crime is marked by increased incidence of reported crimes, from initially being 1164 to the current 1213 causing damage totaling 15 billion rubles", said the supervisory authority.
32.455 corruption-related crimes were prevented in 2015. Bribes accounted to 42% of them, with the average size of each being 212.000 rubles ($3600). 12.691 indictments have been rendered to 13.603 people.
At Stanislav Grebenshchikov’s workplace and home, searches within the case of abuse of official powers were conducted. After the interrogation of the official, the question of his detention will be decided.
The detention and arrest of the Panamanian lawyers back in February was not associated with the publication of Panama archives. Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca are suspected of involvement in a corruption scandal in Brazil.