Pen­sion bribe.

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A 56-year-old em­ployee at the farm­ers’ in­sur­ance fund (OGA) has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of ask­ing for a 900-euro bribe to speed up the pay­ment of a pen­sion to a re­tired farmer. The em­ployee al­legedly told the farmer he could en­sure that mem­bers of the com­mit­tee that ap­proves pen­sions would fast­track his ap­pli­ca­tion. The 56-year-old ac­cepted 500 eu­ros in cash as a down pay­ment but was ar­rested when he pock­eted the re­main­ing 400 eu­ros on Tues­day this week. OGA said it would not stand for any cor­rup­tion within the or­ga­ni­za­tion and called on cit­i­zens to re­port any im­proper be­hav­ior from em­ploy­ees.

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