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231 corruption cases filed from 1 February 2021 to the end of July 2022

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The Anti-Corruption Commission stated that 231 cases of corruption were prosecuted due to the identification of complaints from 1 February 2021 to the end of July 2022 during the period of the State Administration Council.
Among these case the persons from those of former Union government ministries and regional and state governments were in political position. According to the commission statement, there were 108 cases of corruption involving authorities, and the loss of K259,670 million and US$13,326,746 due to these cases.
Corruption in government projects such as construction work, violation of financial regulations on regional and state development activities, failure to comply with the terms of the agreement signed with the State, violation of existing laws, rules and regulations, disobeying orders, seeking personal gains, and abusing the country’s land assets are also included, according to the statement.
Two hundred and thirty-one reported corruption cases in the SAC term and among these, 185 were serious crimes and 45 were minor crimes.
During the term of the previous government, some persons were notorious for corruption but scrutiny and taking action were weak. So, only three cases were related to prosecuted for the loss of the State funds from 2019 to 31 January 2021, exposing losses of K20 million and 255,930.69 euros. —TWA/GNLM

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