Several Russian corruption stories are in the news as global efforts continue to expose government corruption in Russia. Included in these efforts are new whistleblower reward laws that offer large financial rewards to whistleblowers that properly expose international bribery schemes and Russian government official illegal kickback schemes from large multinational corporations.
Below are some recent news stories regarding corruption in Russia and information on international efforts to expose government corruption in Russia as well as reward people that are able to expose the corruption.
Trio Charged With Embezzling $110M in State Funds | News | The Moscow Times
Three high ranking official in Moscow have been charged with fraud, money laundering, and abetting the large scale theft of government funds. These government officials fraudulently obtain the liability rights from several municipal entities.
$470M in APEC Funds Were Misused, Audit Chamber Says | News | The Moscow Times
Billions of rubles have been misappropriated from Russian infrastructure projects ahead of the Asia Pacific Economic Conference. Several key officials are the targets of the investigations as to significant amounts of stolen government funds. These corruption scandals are expected to result in key arrests and resignations.
With Anti-Corruption Drive, Kremlin Adopts Navalny Tactic | News | The Moscow Times
Several Russian Elites have been implicated in corruption scandals. It is yet to be seen how severely these elites will be punished, however, exposing these elites is the first step and it appears that public pressure is building to force these elites out of power and seek back what they have stolen.