Odesa region: SBU identifies corrupt policeman
The SBU officers jointly with the Military Prosecutor’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigations exposed on systematic bribes a corrupt chief of the unit in a district office of National Police Main Directorate in the Odesa region.
The SBU operatives determined that the colonel of Police set up mechanism for receiving illegal financial gain from local businessmen for unhampered commercial activity. The criminals’ services cost from USD 300 per one trade place monthly.
SBU officers also documented the fact of extortion of USD 4,000 from businessman. For the mentioned sum, the official promised to assist to in assessing businessman’s relative as unfit for military service.
The law enforcers detained the policeman at his workplace on receiving a regular tranche of the unlawful benefit amounting to USD 3,800. Previously the SBU officers documented criminal’s receiving of USD 500.
The issue about serving a notice of suspicion of committing a crime to the detainee and choosing a measure of restraint is now being settled. The investigative actions on bringing to the criminal responsibility other offenders involved in the unlawful actions in the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are under way.
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