MOSCOW, November 27 (RAPSI) – The Russian law enforcement and security forces detect too few major corruption crimes, according to Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Buksman.
There is currently a downward trend in exposing these kinds of crimes, he said. The number of organized corruption crimes revealed over the first six months of the year has halved compared to the previous year.
The largest corruption-related criminal case in Russia was opened last year over the alleged fraudulent schemes of Oboronservice, a holding company controlled by the Defense Ministry. The damage caused exceeded 4 billion rubles ($121million).
Yevgenia Vasilyeva, former head of the ministry’s Property Management Department, and Anatoly Serdyukov, ex-Minister of Defense, dismissed in the wake of the scandal, are witnesses in the case.
Speaking about Serdyukov’s status, Head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin said recently that after holding a financial and economic examination, there would be changes that would satisfy everyone.