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The Number of Criminal Offenses in the Sphere of Economic Activity Increased in 2018
December 29, 2018 01:09


The number of criminal offenses in the sphere of economic activity increased by 19.3% during the ten months of 2018, as compared to the same period last year, as “Izvestiya” reports, with a reference to the data provided by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Law enforcement agencies have recorded a total of 34.12 thousand such cases. This category includes the violations of the Criminal Code related to money laundering, illegal businesses, forging securities, etc.

That is, the number of cases related to money laundering or other property increased by 44.6%, as compared to last year; the number cases of illegal business increased by 17.2%, and the cases involving the use of counterfeit money or securities grew by 5%.

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According to the business ombudsman Boris Titov, the state is beginning to show greater loyalty to entrepreneurship. Nevertheless, he believes that law enforcement agencies and the courts have not yet adopted that approach at the operational level.

The business ombudsman Boris Titov said that, the number of people accused and suspected of business crimes in Russia continued to grow, as “Inc.Russia” reports.

According to Titov, his office works upon the current situation, still the situation has not yet changed in any way.

According to the public ombudsman for the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs from unlawful criminal prosecution - Andrei Nazarov, law enforcement agencies often have no apparent reason to detain entrepreneurs, all the same they do so. Nazarov explained that “the investigation and the courts bypass the liberal article of the Code of Criminal Procedure, explaining it by the formulation that the actions of the accused do not fall under the concept of entrepreneurial activities”.

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Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Russian business Russian laws    

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