SBU uncovers corrupt officials of the State Fiscal Service in Kharkiv
The SBU officers uncovered two corrupt officials of the State Fiscal Service Office in Kharkiv region, under procedural guidance of the Military Prosecutor’s Office and with assistance of Internal Security department of the State Fiscal Service.
The SBU operatives established that the Deputy Chief of a department of the State Fiscal Service HQ in Kharkiv region in cooperation with his subordinate, a Senior Operative, organized a corruption scheme of regular bribe taking from the businessmen for not obstructing their economic activities. Lieutenant Colonel and Major of the State Fiscal Service extorted USD 40,000 from the local entrepreneur for returning his belongings seized during the searches and for helping him to avoid criminal responsibility.
The law enforcement agents detained the criminals on receiving a part of the illegal profit amounting to USD 20,000. Attempting to avoid manual money delivery, the officials used for the scheme an intermediary, a cashier of a currency exchange office.
The criminal proceeding was initiated under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Currently, the issue of notifying the offenders of suspicion in crime committing and choosing the measure of restrain is being settled.
The urgent investigations are ongoing.
For the Attention of the SBU Head