In Russia planned to toughen punishment for corruption

The state Duma Committee for security and combating corruption prepared amendments to the criminal code increasing the penalties for giving and accepting bribes. On Monday, June 26, write “news”.

Deputy Chairman of the Committee Anatoly Vyborny (“United Russia”) is the author of the bill, told the publication that the term of imprisonment for giving and receiving bribes is proposed to increase to four years. In addition, the Criminal code can be extended to arbitrators in the case of the abuse of power they can get up to three years of imprisonment.

Amendments will be made to the articles of the Russian criminal code, concerning abuse of authority (article 202), commercial bribery (article 204), giving and receiving bribes (articles 290 and 291). They proposed to add such concepts as “moral benefits”, “services moral character,” and “non-property rights and other undue advantages.”

“It can be mutually beneficial service — for example, when a relative of a senior official to take a job in a commercial organization with a high salary without the necessary qualifications, and that helps businesses using their service opportunities,” said Vyborny.

“Izvestia” noted that the bill has received a positive opinion of the Supreme court and attorney General.