State procurement crimes most widespread in construction and healthcare
MOSCOW, April 28 - RAPSI. The construction and healthcare industries are the most corrupt in terms of state procurements, the Prosecutor General's Office reported in its 2011 review of the state of law and order.
The Prosecutor General's Office stated that most frauds related to state procurement contracts occur during construction and repair works as well as the purchase of sophisticated medical equipment.
The fraud techniques range from embezzlement of funds and inflated contract prices to collusion and the use of fly-by-night companies, the office said.
Prosecutors uncovered nearly 170,000 violations of the budget law in 2011, initiated 10,000 lawsuits totaling 786 million rubles and opened 2,700 criminal cases.