“By the results of eight months, the Anti-Corruption agency brought 112 persons to administrative responsibility. The total amount of the fine imposed was about T35 million. Civil servants are most often brought to administrative responsibility for violations of anti-corruption restrictions, failure to take measures to combat corruption, obstruction of legitimate business activities, illegal business activities, offenses related to procedural actions,” reads the message.
As specified, the experience of administrative proceedings in anti-corruption matters is used in many countries.
“For example, in French legislation, priority is given to administrative rather than criminal penalties for corruption. In Latvia, corrupt officials are subject to administrative liability 10 times more than criminal liability. The use of administrative practice is also recommended by the international organization GRECO,”reads the message.
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