Vinnytsia region: SBU exposes corruption mechanism of railroad officials
The SBU officers under the procedural supervision of the Regional Prosecutor's Office exposed the corruption mechanism of receiving illegal financial gain by the management of one of the regional subdivisions of “South-West Railway” in Vinnytsia region.
In the framework of the initiated criminal proceedings the SBU operatives established that the officials illegally provided the advantages to individual logistics companies to accelerate the rail transit of commercial shipments. The sum of the bribe for fast-track supply of one railway carriage reached about USD 100 in cash. The transactions were carried out with the use of bank card accounts as well as in cash. The SBU officers documented that during 2017 year the criminals were receiving almost UAH 2,500,000 (USD 89,285) in cash.
During the investigations at the places of work and residences of those involved in court case, the law enforcers seized documentation, bank cards, notebooks, accounting magazines, correspondence, computer equipment confirming the transactions by the officials.
The three officials were served a notice of suspicion in committing the crime stipulated by Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The investigative actions to establish other involved persons in unlawful activities, are under way.
The operation was conducted jointly with the Security Department of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia”.
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