Justice and internal affairs remain the most corrupt areas, according to the statistics on the investigation of corruption related criminal cases in 2016.

According to the analysis published by the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ), carried out on the basis of 97 final judgments with respect to 105 people, 22 cases of corruption revealed in the fields of justice, home affairs, penitentiary and probation bureaus were examined last year.

The list is complemented by corruption cases in the fields of local public administration, education, private sector and medicine.


The corruption profile presented by the SCJ shows that men commit more corruption offenses than women, the ratio being 83% to 17%.

Most defendants (44%) were not employed at the time of the offense. Another 30% were engaged in a public authority, medical or educational institution, 21% - in law enforcement authorizes or justice sector, and 5% in the private sector.


According to the same statistics, out of the total number of criminal cases, 43 cases were initiated for influence peddling, 22 cases for passive corruption), 15 cases for abuse of power or abuse of office, and 16 cases for active corruption (16 cases) and only one case for bribe-taking.

According to the SCJ, both the substantive and the appeal courts impose too gentle punishments in relation to the nature and damage caused by the offense.

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