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Zaporizzhya region: SBU detains corrupt senior operative of State Fiscal Service

Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine have documented the fact of demanding and receiving a bribe by a senior operative of the State Fiscal Service in Zaporizzhya region.

Operatives of the special service established that the lieutenant colonel of the tax police demanded from the businessman three hundred thousand hryvnias for not opening criminal proceedings upon the revealed violations of financial legislation.

For the transfer of improper advantage, the taxman engaged as a mediator his acquaintance resident of Melitopol.

Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine documented the transfer through the mediator of the first part of the "tranche" in the amount of four thousand US dollars and twenty-six thousand hryvnias. After that, the law-enforcers detained the taxman, according to Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, in one of the cafes of Melitopol.

Within the framework of criminal proceedings initiated under Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the issue of serving to detainee notice of suspicion and choosing measures of restraint is being solved.

Measures to detect bribetaker was conducted in conjunction with the Territorial Office of the State Bureau of Investigations in Melitopol city under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor General's Office with the assistance of the Main Directorate of the State Fiscal Service in Zaporizzhya region.

The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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