Krasnodar, 30 March – Yug Times. In 2017, the investigators of the regional investigating department of the Investigative Committee of Russia instituted 556 criminal proceedings on corruption activities. Together with the cases filed earlier, they were dealing with 761 cases of the kind, of which 315 were handed up an indictment and submitted to the court.
Of late, the courts pronounced a number of sentences on loud corruption cases, and the bribers incurred real terms.
For instance, former road traffic inspectors Oleg Kvashnin and Yevgeni Koshelevsky were found guilty in bribetaking and put-up job.
“The inquest and the court ascertained that inspectors Kvashnin and Koshelevsky, together with one more fellow officer, being engaged in criminal conspiracy, organized a payoff activity on issuing licence plates with certain digits and letters,” states a press release of the regional investigating department.
Depending on the ‘attractiveness’ of the licence plate, the amount of the bribe may have differed by times. Say, in April 2016 a ‘client’ transferred 90,000 roubles on the offenders’ bank card; the money was divided among themselves. Koshelevsky was sentenced to nine years in prison and a 500,000-rouble fine. Kvashnin was levied a fine of 2.5 million roubles.
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