Friday, June 3, 2011

Arrested the head of the Russian military medical service for corruption

Moscow .- The head of the military medical service of Russian army, Major General Alexander Belevitin, was arrested on suspicion of corruption, announced today the Russian Defense Ministry. "As part of the case brought in the Military Department of Education Committee on suspicion of crimes of corruption has been arrested Belevitin Major General Alexander, head of the military medical service and director of the Kirov Military Medical Academy," a spokesman that ministry, quoted by Interfax news agency.

He was also arrested Colonel Alexei Nikitin, head of the administration of the academy. According to the Committee of Education of Russia, both senior officers and confessed to having received bribes during a purchase of medical equipment. In the past two years in Russia there have been numerous dismissals and arrests of senior police and army for their high levels of corruption and its failure to combat terrorism and organized crime.

However, despite calls by Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, to break "the vicious circle of corruption", all independent studies show that it rates continue to rise in Russia.

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