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Infocom state enterprise illegally drives up price of state number plates

The Prosecutor General’s Office instituted criminal proceedings against the officials of Infocom State Enterprise and the State Agency for Antimonopoly Regulation (SAAR) under the Articles «Abuse of official position» and «Abuse of powers by employees of commercial and other organizations» of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic. The press service of the supervisory body reported.

It was found out that on May 31, 2016, Infocom, in coordination with the SAAR, illegally overstated the cost of manufacture of a state number plate by 32.6 soms.

According to the investigation, as a result of an overstated tariff, the head of the center for the production of number plates got a salary for the month in the amount of 240,608 soms, and technical workers — in the amount of 163,712 soms.

On November 10, 2016, another tariff was approved, under which the cost of production of a state number plate was also overstated by 9.5 soms.

Thus, 6,158,294 soms have been illegally received from the car owners from May 2016 to December 2017.

The criminal case was sent to the investigative bodies.