SBU serves a notice of suspicion to tax officer detained on USD 8,929 bribe
The head of the audit unit of the District Tax Inspection of the Main Directorate of the State Fiscal Service in Zaporizzhia region (earlier detained on the bribe by the SBU) has been served a notice of suspicion in committing the crime.
The law enforcers established that the tax officer systematically extorted money from local businessmen for reducing penalties for violations uncovered during the scheduled inspections. The “price of the matter” ranged depending on the penalty amount imposed on the company.
The SBU operatives detained the offender in his workplace on receiving the subsequent unlawful benefit amounting to UAH 250,000 (USD 8,929).
Pre-trial investigation is under way in the framework of criminal proceeding initiated under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issue of choosing a measure of restraint is being decided.
The operation was conducted jointly with the Military Prosecutor's Office.
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