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Comptroller Russi?n: Venezuela has solid legal tools to fight corruption

The Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, as well as the Organic Law of the Comptroller’s Office of the Republic, are two of the most solid legal tools the country has to fight corruption.

This was expressed by the Comptroller of the Republic, Clodosbaldo Russián, on an exclusive interview with the Bolivarian News Agency. During the interview, he pointed out that since the Constitutional Reform in 2002, the frauds committed against public funds by any state employee do not prescribe and, at the same time, are sentenced by Venezuelan judges.

To highlight the effectiveness of these legal measures, the Comptroller informed that “in Venezuela there is a separation of powers. If there are any clues of civil or penal crime, the comptrollership has the duty to submit these reports to the Attorney General, so it can be passed onto the courts, and then the judges in order to issue the respective sentence.”

Bolivarian News Agency, Press Unit of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the US/ August, 12, 2009

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