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MOSCOW, February 16 (Itar-Tass) —— About 400 of Russia’s bailiffs were brought to justice in 2011 for the abuse of office, the director of the federal service of court bailiffs, Artur Parfyonchikov, said on Thursday.
The service’s anti-corruption units initiated 553 criminal cases and 397 employees were brought to justice, 34 percent more than in 2010.
Parfyonchikov said last year 81 cases were opened against bailiffs for bribes and 93 others over fraud. The others involved abuse of powers, manipulation with statistics and with results of one’s own activity,” he explained.