Kazakh President gives instruction on fight against corruption and shadow economy

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 1 / Trend E. Kosolapova/

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has received Chairman of the Agency on Fighting Economic and Corruption Crimes Rashid Tusupbekov (Financial Police) on Tuesday, the Kazakh presidential press-service reported.

Tusupbekov told the President about the financial police's activities in combating corruption and the shadow economy in first nine months of 2013.

According to Tusupbekov, the corruption crimes detection increased by 7 percent in this period. Some 8,059 corruption crimes including 248 bribery cases and 4,619 economic crimes were registered in this period; over hundred of criminal proceedings were initiated against officials serving at national and regional levels.

Moreover, Tusupbekov said about the measures taken to ensure non-interference of the financial police in business activities and reduction of the administrative burden on business. However, the agency focused on fight against the shadow economy and false entrepreneurship.

Financial Police's head also told the President about activities aimed at prevention of crimes. The Situation Centre works on this issue and allows to reveal officials and businesses engaged in corruption and economic crimes distantly without special inspections.

Within the meeting the President set a number of tasks to the Agency and gave specific instructions on the discussed issues.

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