Tajikistan: Anti-Graft Officials Snared in Elite Rumble are Sentenced
Tajikistan’s highest court has over the past few weeks been convicting former top officials in the nation’s anti-corruption agency in cases that look to be not so much about graft as elite infighting.
Last week, RFE/RL’s Tajik service, Radio Ozodi, reported that Khurshed Jabborzoda, who had served as an officer with the Agency for State Financial Control and Combating Corruption before moving to the General Prosecutor’s Office, was sentenced by the Supreme Court to seven years in jail on charges of accepting especially large bribes, fraud and other related offenses.
Jabborzoda was reportedly detained in June on the basis of information provided by previously arrested associates. He worked in the anti-corruption agency until to moving the prosecutor’s office two years ago, Radio Ozodi reported on September 22.
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