SBU detains corrupt official of Odesa City Council
SBU officers in cooperation with the Prosecutor's Office exposed a head of the subdivision of the Department of Municipal Security of the Odesa City Council on systematic bribes.
The law enforcers established that the official organized a scheme of receiving the unlawful benefits from businessmen - for approving trade permits for recreation areas on Odesa coast.
The SBU operatives detained the offender in the workplace on receiving the bribe in the form of the valuable gift costing over UAH 14,000 (USD 538) for issuing the letter of agreement for the entry of the motor vehicles into the coastal zone.
The criminal proceeding was initiated under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The issue of serving the official with notice of suspicion in committing the crime is being decided.
In order to identify other persons involved in illegal activity, investigative actions are ongoing in the framework of criminal proceeding.
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