The largest bribes in history 2018-09-20 18:58:57
The largest bribes in history

Bribery has been around for a long time. This phenomenon is common today, reaching a large scale. Some officials demand incredible sums of money, replenishing the world rating of the largest bribes in history.

From 1996 to 2009, the head of the city justice department Wen Qiang in Chongqing received bribes totaling $ 1.8 million. In the spring of 2010, the court found him guilty not only of receiving money, but also in cooperation with criminal groups, rape and concealment of information about his property status. The Chinese official was sentenced to life imprisonment.

The District Court of Tel Aviv in 2012 considered a scandalous case against former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. His name figured in the investigation of cases of receiving multimillion bribes by officials. Because of this, he had to resign. The bribe taker was sentenced to 6 years in prison, but then the term was reduced.

The biggest bribe in Ukraine was 11.5 million US Dollars. This record was recorded in 2012 in Kiev. Then the director of one of the institutes of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, along with his assistant, demanded money from a private firm. The official was detained on receipt of the first part of the bribe.

As for Russia, the former deputy head of Tolyatti administration Nikolay Utkin was suspected of demanding a record bribe. In 2008, he was sentenced to 7 years in prison. According to the prosecutor's office of the Samara region, he was suspected of extorting 150 million Rubles.

It is curious that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2014 conducted a study, finding out the size of bribes in the world. Thus, a bribe reaches 10.9% of the contract (or 34.5% of the revenue) for large transactions. This figure was obtained as a result of studying more than 400 cases of bribes in a particularly large amount in 24 countries.


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