Six officials were detained in Azerbaijan last year on corruption charges, Kamran Aliyev, head of the Main Anti-Corruption Department under the Prosecutor General, told a press conference on Monday, APA reported.
Thirty-two criminal cases were initiated against the officials, Aliyev noted.
According to Aliyev, twenty-four wanted persons were detained as a result of operations conducted by Anti-Corruption Department’s employees in 2016.
During the reporting period, a preliminary investigation was conducted into 480 criminal cases, and 201 corruption-related criminal cases against 313 officials were completed and sent to courts for consideration, he said, adding that currently, the investigation of 116 criminal cases is ongoing.
Aliyev noted that 62 criminal cases were launched against 110 people over misappropriation or embezzlement by abusing power, 56 criminal cases against 61 people over fraud, 24 criminal cases against 34 people over abuse of power, 10 criminal cases against 52 people over bribe taking, 14 criminal cases against 17 people over bribe giving, 3 criminal cases against 3 people over forgery, a criminal case against a person over negligence and 31 criminal cases against 25 people over other facts.
According to the department head, payment of AZN 33,000 249 (16.6%) of AZN 202,000 629 damage caused by the corruption-related crimes was ensured. AZN 78,000 283 property was seized to pay the remaining damage.