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 Only five out of 362 corrupt officials went to jail in 2016, one escaped, - Nashі Hroshі

Only five out of 362 officials charged with bribery were put behind bars in 2016.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Nashі Hroshі (our money), the conclusion is based on the data taken from the Unified State Register of court decisions.

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The convicts include a village council head, a penal colony head, a Ukrainian military, a criminal investigator and a tax inspector. They got from 2.4 to 5.1 years in prison. However, the tax inspector was convicted in absentia after he fled to elude investigation and prosecution.

Overall, 362 people were sentenced for bribery in 2016.

Three of them are high-ranking officials falling under the so-called A category. However, their sentences are being appealed and have not taken effect yet.

70 convicts are officials holding responsible positions (B category). They include seven judges, five prosecutors, 15 mayors and village heads, eight senior law enforcement officers and six senior tax officials.

The rest are middle- and low-ranking civil servants, as well as seven individuals (associates and go-betweens).

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More than half of the convicts were fined, with amounts ranging from 17,000 to 25,500 hryvnia ($626 to $939). 40 people were acquitted, 13 were sentenced to arrest, 34 were released on probation and 44 received real prison terms. Only 222 verdicts came into force while the fate of 140 others remains vague.

Most of the convicts accepted undue profits after March 1, 2014, that is after the Revolution of Dignity.
   
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