Anticorruption efforts in Moscow Region insufficient - Prosecutor's office
MOSCOW, September 16 - RAPSI. Anticorruption efforts in Moscow Region leave much to be desired, even despite recent police reform, the regional prosecutor's office told RIA Novosti on Friday.
"Despite all the efforts to curb corruption, we still have a long way to go before people can see any actual results. Law enforcements agencies have lost credibility in the eyes of the public in recent years," a spokesperson said.
A high-profile illegal casino ring uncovered in Moscow Region sparked a public outcry earlier this year. Several high-ranking officials of the local prosecutor's office and the Interior Ministry have been charged with involvement in the scandal.
Investigators so far arrested ten law enforcement officials. The suspects were charged with receiving bribes ranging from $75,000 to 15 million rubles ($536,000) from the illegal casino network's owner. The owner, Ivan Nazarov, was arrested along with two assistants in the enterprise, but then released on his own recognizance.