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Kharkiv: top manager of state bank department cashes in on in-migrants

SBU exposed a director of a state bank department on abuse of office while providing service for in-migrants.

The SBU agents established that the suspect systematically extorted money from the “domestic migrants” for approving clients’ identity without their physical presence during the bank procedure. For UAH 200 (USD 8) for every “client” (received via intermediaries), the suspect was providing allowances on the basis of clients’ bank cards only, without other ID papers.

Due to the illegal scheme, the official unlawfully accrued pensions to the citizens who, as a matter of fact, had never been domestic migrants and continue to reside in temporarily occupied territories of Donbas.

In the course of the investigation the law enforcement officers documented receiving two “tranches” of unlawful benefit by the director of bank department, to the total amount of almost UAH 15,000 (USD 500).

The issue of serving a notice of suspicion to the suspect in committing a crime stipulated by Article 368 (“Taking a bribe”) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The investigation is ongoing.

The operation was conducted jointly with the police investigators under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office in Kharkiv region.

To remind, a regular ID check procedure is compulsory for domestic migrants who receive pensions on bank cards, as specified in current legislation (for guaranteed receiving of pensions and provision of secure money transfers). 

SBU Press Centre


For the Attention of the SBU Head





Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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