Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russian Mafia Buying Jobs In Police And Judiciary

Posted by Info on 26/08/2010

Russian law enforcement structures were increasingly intertwined with the country’s organised crime scene.
It cost the equivalent of £32,000 pounds to “buy” a traffic cop’s job, it disclosed. Anyone with enough money to buy themself such a post is likely to recoup their money rapidly though.

Traffic policemen are loathed by ordinary Russians for their love of systematically extorting bribes or “fines” from motorists for turning a blind eye to real or imagined traffic infractions.
Jobs in the state prosecutors’ service were also for sale, the report added, with the price tag for the relatively junior position of an aide to a district prosecutor “costing” the equivalent of 6,500 pounds.

The report, issued by an anti-graft group called Clean Hands, warned that the cost of bribes was spiralling. …

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