More than 1300 officials fired due to loss of trust for corruption offenses

26 march 2019, 15:06

Dismissal of officials due to loss of trust in connection with corruption related offenses is considered one of the effective tools of combating corruption.

More and more often, this very strict type of disciplinary action is applied to officials upon the initiative of prosecutors.

In 2018, as a result of prosecutorial interventions, 1303 officials were dismissed on this basis (in 2017 - 1251).

The grounds for its application are such gross corruption offenses as the concealment of information on income, expenses, property and property related obligations, failure to take measures to resolve the conflict of interests, entrepreneurial activities in violation of anti-corruption prohibitions.

Thus, for instance, head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, upon reviewing the report submitted by the Prosecutor General 's Office of the Russian Federation, relieved of his post deputy head of the Department of the Federal Antimonopoly Service in St. Petersburg due to loss of trust. In statements on his income over the past few years, he did not reflect information that he held ownership interests in commercial organizations, and received income from these organizations in the amount of more than 10 million roubles.

At the motion filed by the prosecutor of Nizhny Novgorod, also dismissed due to loss of trust for failure to comply with the requirements of the legislation on the settlement of conflicts of interest was the head of a specialized unit for special enforcement proceedings of the Division of Federal Service of Bailiffs of Russia in the Nizhny Novgorod Region. According to his instructions, terminated were five enforcement proceedings against a debtor - a commercial organization whose founder and director previously worked in the bodies of the Federal Service of Bailiffs of Russia and was on friendly terms, and who also had sold under preferential payment terms his house and land to the named official’s wife.

The prosecutor's office of the Kaliningrad region established that the head of the State Inspectorate for Supervision over the Technical Condition of Self-Propelled Machines and Other Types of Equipment of the Kaliningrad Region (State Technical Supervision Service of the Kaliningrad Region), in violation of anti-corruption prohibitions, acted as the director general and co-founder of several commercial organizations. The Governor of the Kaliningrad Region was presented with a motion, according to the results of which the employee was brought to disciplinary responsibility in the form of dismissal due to loss of trust.

Upon the suggestion of the prosecutor's office of Shemurshinsky district of the Chuvash Republic, the head of the construction and housing and communal services department of the district administration was also dismissed due to loss of trust. The municipal employee, being the brother-in-law of the director of one of the companies, had repeatedly participated in examination of applications filed by this company in order to participate in auctions held by local government bodies for the right to conclude contracts for the construction and maintenance of the roads. In addition, by decision of the prosecutor, the specified official was held administratively liable under part 2 of Art. 7.30 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (violation of the procedure for procurement of goods, works and services for state and municipal needs) and was fined 30 thousand roubles.

The register of individuals dismissed in connection with the loss of trust for committing corruption related offenses is publicly available on the official website at http://gossluzhba.gov.ru/reestr.

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