President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the Prosecutor General’s Office to look into income declarations submitted by officials and report on the findings by April 15, the Kremlin said on its web site Friday.
Medvedev in 2009 ordered high-ranking officials and their families to release annual income declarations. But no penalty for falsifications was introduced, and declarations were not checked by authorities before.
Medvedev also ordered officials on Jan. 13 to draft possible sanctions for bureaucrats providing false information about their income, the judicial news web site RAPSI reported. No sanctions have been made public.