Transcarpathian region: SBU exposes official of state forestry on illegal timber sale
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine, in the framework of counteracting systemic corruption, exposed on bribes official of one of the state forestries of Transcarpathian region.
The SBU operatives established that the representative of the forestry set up mechanism for systemic receiving of illegal financial gain from illegal sale of timber. The attacker sold unrecorded timber, in particular to local wood-processing industries.
The SBU officers documented the facts of the official’s illegal activity.
Law enforcers detained offender in accordance with Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine on his receiving of UAH 13,000 bribe for the illegal sale of oak.
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. Within the framework of initiated criminal proceedings under Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, urgent investigative actions are continuing for bringing to criminal responsibility other persons possibly involved in the illegal activities.
The detection operation was conducted jointly with the State Bureau of Investigations under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office of Transcarpathian region.
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