Vinnytsia region: SBU exposes Police officer on USD 8,000 bribe
The officers of the Security Service of Ukraine, in the framework of counteracting systemic corruption in law enforcement agencies, exposed the deputy chief of one unit of Main National Police Department in Vinnytsia region.
SBU operatives established that the major of police extorted USD 8,000 from the head of a local commercial structure. For this amount the official promised to influence the decision to close the criminal proceedings against him for the embezzlement of property.
Law enforcers detained a policeman on city street on his receiving the entire amount of a bribe in hryvnia equivalent.
The issue on serving a notice of suspicion to the detainee in committing a crime 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 369-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are under way.
The detection operation was conducted jointly with the State Bureau of Investigation under the procedural supervision of the Military Prosecutor's Office.
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