Kharkiv region: SBU detains corrupt State Enforcement officer
SBU officers exposed and detained a corrupt senior state enforcement officer of District Enforcement Service of the Main Department of Justice in Kharkiv region.
The SBU operatives established that the official extorted USD 3,000 from the director of local shopping centre. For this sum, the official promised not to enforce a judgement against the businessman and to close the relevant enforcement proceedings.
Law enforcers detained the senior state enforcement officer in a coffee shop near the workplace, after his receiving the entire amount of unlawful benefit.
The detainee was served a notice of suspicion in committing the crime stipulated by Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issue of choosing the measure of restraint is being decided.
The urgent investigative and operative actions are under way to establish the involvement of leadership of the District Enforcement Service in this crime.
The operation concerning the corrupt officials detection was conducted jointly with the National Police under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office in Kharkiv region.
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