16:06 / 01.10.2020
Deputy demanding $3,000 in bribe arrested in Tashkent

In Tashkent, a deputy from one of the district councils of people’s deputies asked for $3,000 from a candidate for the vacant seat, promising to help him get elected to the district council.

He was detained by officers of the SSS and the Department for Combating Economic Crimes under the Prosecutor General’s Office while receiving $1,500 in advance.

On this fact, a criminal case has been initiated under articles 168 (fraud) and 211 (bribery) of the Criminal Code. An investigation is underway.