The Federation Council gave an example of “forced corruption”
Officials filling the income Declaration, may not know what their relatives, according to Senator Alexander Bashkin.
The Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state building Alexander Bashkin, commenting on Daily Storm project of the Ministry of justice about the “forced corruption”, said that civil servants or parliamentarians, filling the annual Declaration of income and expenses, do not always I can precisely tell, how many money earned by their family members. According to the Senator, in such cases the authorities should not be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
“Any official must submit data on income and expenditure and their family members. If the information submitted is inaccurate, it should be a responsibility. But let’s see whether the couple puts all of their second halves? I think that it is not always” — gave an example of Bashkin.
If an official submits information about himself, then he bears direct responsibility for the data, but when it delivers information about your spouse, then theoretically he may not know that it had any assets, and then they become known to all.Alexander Backintime of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction
Serious corruption offenses, e.g., bribery must always be punished to the fullest extent of the law, however minor offences in this area should be treated differently, says Bashkin:
I mean such corruption, such as: missing conflict of interest, inaccurate Declaration of income and expenses. It also refers to corruption offences, and it provides for administrative or disciplinary responsibility… a Person may be removed from office for loss of confidence.
According to the Senator, before you bring the officer to justice, we must first examine the circumstances that made possible the offense. “Maybe a person did not have sufficient information, feeding information,” he said.
29 January on the website of the legal documents, the information appeared that the Ministry of justice of Russia prepared a report outlining changes to the existing anti-corruption legislation that describes “cases where the failure to comply with prohibitions, restrictions and requirements established in order to counter corruption, as a result of force majeure is not [a corruption] offence”.