SBU uncovers corrupt management of “Bread of Ukraine”
SBU officers under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office exposed corrupt management of the state-owned joint-stock company "Bread of Ukraine".
The law enforcers established that top managers of the company jointly with the Deputy Mayor of the regional centre extorted money from a businessman. The offenders guaranteed the businessman not to cancel the rental contract of a part of the property complex of one of the “Bread of Ukraine” affiliates, for UAH 100,000 (USD 3,846) per month.
The SBU operatives documented receiving the first monthly “payment” by the offenders. After transferring of the second part of the “tranche” to the bank account, the SBU officers detained the head and the lawyer of the state company, in the regional centre - the Deputy Mayor and the head of the affiliate company.
The issue of serving a notice of suspicion to the offenders in committing the crime stipulated by Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is being decided.
All offenders were detained under Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine.
Urgent investigative and operative actions are under way.
SBU Press Centre
For the Attention of the SBU Head