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Procurator

 

in ancient Rome, (1) a housing manager, (2) a fiduciary of a Roman citizen in legal and commercial affairs (usually a freedman), and (3) during the empire, a civil servant who managed large imperial or private estates, governed small provinces, managed the collection of taxes in large provinces, or headed financial and economic departments, such as the fiscus or the aerarium.

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The procuratorial organs prosecuted 42,473 suspects of smuggling, financial fraud and illegal business operations.").
Earlier reports said a second driver who ran over the girl as she lay bleeding in the street had also been arrested, but the Procuratorial Daily made no mention of him.
Following Khrushchev's ouster, the Prokuratura's expanded supervisory authority shifted increasingly to "economic violations," such as "theft of socialist property, poor work discipline, substandard production, and padding and fraud in reporting plan fulfillment." (40) Beginning in 1969, "the thrust of procuratorial supervision shifted to illegal actions by citizens that detrimentally affected the State's interests, especially its economic interests, such as theft from State factories, padding or falsifying planning reports and substandard production." (41) Ten years later, Article 3 of the 1979 Statute on the Prokuratura identified "the fight against violations concerning the protection of socialist property" as one of the agency's core responsibilities.
(30) Stringa's reference to this practice (Officium, f.277v), which is not indicated in the Cerimoniale, provides evidence for alternatim performance by the cappella and organ which predates Moore's citation of the procuratorial decree of 1624 (Moore, Vespers, p.172).
This reveals a typically socialist attitude, of giving pre-eminence to the procuratorial system within the judiciary: see Castellucci, "Rule of Law", supra note 7 at 51-54.
It clarified that China's criminal justice system is controlled by procuratorial organs and people's courts rather than public security departments.
In 2006, the central government allocated 5.93 billion RMB to help lower-level procuratorial, judicial, and public security departments improve conditions for processing cases.
According to article 3 of the Constitution, "All administrative, judicial and procuratorial organs of the state are created by the people's congresses to which they are responsible and by which they are supervised." XIAN FA art.
The resolution calls on the Chinese government to "reevaluate the official verdict" on the Tiananmen crackdown and order procuratorial organs to open formal investigations and bring those responsible to justice.
"The leaking of national macroeconomic data harms economic operations, prevents fair market competition and affects government credibility, thereby causing heavy losses to the interests of the country, society and individuals," said Li Zhongcheng, deputy director general of the Procuratorial Department of Dereliction of Duty and Infringement on Citizen's Rights, which polices misconduct among bureaucrats.