Zaporizzhia: SBU exposes leaders of two land management companies on exceeding their authority
In Zaporizzhia region the SBU officers in cooperation with the National Police investigators exposed leaders of two local land management enterprises on extorting the unlawful benefits.
The SBU officers established that the businessmen created a mechanism of receiving illegal financial gain from the citizens for non-interference in obtaining technical land-use documentation.
The SBU operatives documented that the criminals extorted UAH 120,000 (USD 4,530) from a local private entrepreneur for the preparation of documents required for the conclusion of a land lease agreement. For this sum the offenders promised to speed up the process of obtaining documents and to manipulate the officials of the State Service for Geodesy and Cartography Main Office in Zaporizzhia region.
The law enforcers detained one of the criminals on receiving the bribe in the regional centre.
In the framework of criminal proceedings, initiated under Part 3 Article 369-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the issue of serving the detainee a notice of suspicion is being settled.
The investigative actions on establishing all circumstances of the illegal activity and bringing to responsibility other people involved in the fraud are under way.
The operation was conducted under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office.
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