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MOSCOW, October 27 (Itar-Tass) —— Economic security divisions of Russia’s Interior Ministry elicited over 130,000 economic crimes over nine months of the current year, Denis Sugrobov, chief press officer of the ministry’s Department on economic security and fighting corruption reported on Thursday.
He spoke at the XIII meeting of the CIS coordinating council of tax /financial/ investigators in Baku /Azerbaijan/.
“During the period from January through to September of 2011, the Russian Federation’s local divisions of economic security and fighting corruption elicited over 131,000 economic crimes,” he said.
“Most of the crimes, which require investigation are fraud – 41,817 /33.2 percent/, tax crimes 6,874 /5.5 percent/, those against the state power, interests of the state service and service at local authorities – 26,089 /20.7 percent/.”
Sugrobov spoke about international cooperation in the sphere and told about suppression of an organised group, where participants are suspected of grand larceny and laundering of about 5.5 billion roubles by using illegal ways to reimburse profit taxes. The organised group involved organisations from Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus.