Criminal cases against 431 people accused of corruption sent to Azerbaijani courts

  15 January 2019    Read: 1732
 Criminal cases against 431 people accused of corruption sent to Azerbaijani courts

During 2018, 278 criminal cases against 431 people accused of corruption were sent to courts in Azerbaijan, Kamran Aliyev, Deputy Prosecutor General, Head of the Anti-Corruption Department under the Prosecutor General said at the press conference, AzVision.az reports.

Aliyev noted that 68 criminal cases were opened against 121 persons over misappropriation and embezzlement charges, and 55 criminal cases were initiated against 86 persons charged with fraud.

In addition, 21 criminal cases initiated against 33 persons were related to abuse of power, 13 criminal cases against 23 people were related to active bribery and incitement to bribery, said Aliyev.

He added that during the reporting period, 36 criminal cases were initiated against the 46 persons caught red-handed, and other criminal cases were opened based on information on corruption offenses.


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