Police turn out to be the most corrupt body in Russia

Police turn out to be the most corrupt body in Russia

In the first half of the year, most of the officers who were dismissed out of bribery turned out to be employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, e.g. the police.

According to the so-called register of corrupt officials, in which the names of all civil servants dismissed for bribes are put into, the police officers were deprived of their work in the first half of 2018 more frequently. BBC writes referring to a copy of the register.

The percent of bribe-takers among high-ranking officials is the lowest one, the newspaper pens.

It is specified that this list is filled out from the beginning of the year. As of July 11, it includes 217 officials. The government apparatus keeps records.

In addition to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the names of commanders the Ministry of Defense units and the Federal Penitentiary Service, as well as local officials and deputies, are often put into the register.

The highest-ranking violator of anti-corruption legislation in the first half of the year became deputy prosecutor of the Nizhny Novgorod region Dmitry Zhidelev. He lost his job out of an error in the income declaration, the portal recalls. It is noted that neither Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev, nor ex-Governor of the Sakhalin region Alexander Khoroshavin, nor former Head of Komi Vyacheslav Gaizer, is on the list.

Deputy Director of Transparency International in Russia Ilya Shumanov detected three trend lines in the register. According to him, officials and security officials from the North Caucasus Federal District practically did not get into the register. The second is that there are no siloviki from the ICR, the FSB and the Prosecutor's Office (only one). The third is the lack of high-ranking figures from federal agencies and ministries.

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