First indictment in Turkey's graft probe sent to deputy chief prosecutor

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The first indictment in the corruption probe launched on Dec. 17, 2013 has been completed and sent to the deputy chief prosecutor tasked with crime organizations, daily Hurriyet reported today.

The indictment charges the suspects, among other things, with "taking and giving bribes, destroying and hiding official documents, and violating Law No. 2863."

Prosecutor Ekrem Aydıner reportedly completed the indictment.

Istanbul prosecutors launched the huge graft probe in December, resulting in the resignation of four ministers from the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government. With the recent releases of five suspects, including the sons of two former ministers and prime suspect Iranian- businessman Reza Zarrab, there are no more suspects under arrest in the investigation. Twenty-four people were arrested in the initial stages of the probe.

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