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MOSCOW, December 9 (Itar-Tass) —— The Russian Investigative Committee is working to expose and punish any corrupt official regardless of his or her official status, committee head Alexander Bastrykin said adding 594 people “with a special legal status” faced criminal persecution for corruption in nine months of 2011.
In an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta published on Friday he specified the officials he mentioned include six superiors and 53 police investigators, nine investigators of the Investigative Committee, two heads and six investigators of drug control agencies, 200 local-self government lawmakers and 208 heads of municipal self-government, four judges, 12 election commission members, eight prosecutors and eight aides to prosecutors, and 49 lawyers.
In the whole period of Investigative Committee operations 347 police investigators, 65 investigators of the Investigative Committee, 39 investigators of drug control agencies, 71 prosecutors, 75 members of election commissions, 1066 local self-government lawmakers and 916 heads of local self-government, 74 lawmakers, and 28 judges were brought to criminal responsibility.