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  • They required the information to be sent as soon as possible.
  • They required to sent the information as soon as possible.

I think the first one is more acceptable than second one. It seems to me that require needs an object after it. I don't know which verbs are always followed by an object. I also think when passive construction of such kind of verbs is used, a to be is compulsory, i.e to be will follow the object that follows such kind of verbs.

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  • The second one is not grammatical (as you said there is no object). You could write "They required (somebody) to send the information as soon as possible."
    – user3169
    Dec 30, 2015 at 5:16

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They required the information to be sent as soon as possible.

Is correct and understandable in terms of the urgency of the information. The second sentence

They required to sent the information as soon as possible.

is grammatically incorrect, but could be changed to

They are required to send the information as soon as possible.

The meaning of the two sentences are different, the first sentence means that the recipient has a requirement, the last sentence means that there is a requirement imposed upon the sender.

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