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.
A native of Grozny Lors Khamiev, who has served several years for preparing an attempt on Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, has been arrested by court along with another defendant. They have already been charged with the murder of Azerbaijani Garib Orudzhev during the night of February 15.
The high-profile shootout in Oko Tower in November 2017 – at least, 40 gunshots were fired there – has led to unexpected consequences a year later. Seven high-ranked investigators of the Main Investigations Directorate in the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) have submitted a collective resignation letter, and the inquest into the incident in Moscow City International Business Center was resumed. In fact, this chain of events resembles another firefight that had occurred in 2015 near Elements Restaurant on Rochdelskaya street, Moscow and also resulted in a number of high-profile criminal cases against senior ICR officials and incarceration of ‘thief № 1’ Shakro Molodoy.