Zakarpattia region: SBU detains corrupt official of Department of Justice
SBU exposed senior State Enforcement Officer in Mukachevo division (Main Territorial Administration of Justice in Zakarpattia region) on bribe-taking.
SBU officers established that the official demanded money from the local resident for the closure of enforcement proceeding concerning debt collection for the bank loans. The man has already lost his mortgaged house, but still owed almost UAH 250,000 (USD 10,000) to the bank. The official demanded USD 2,000 for “leaving alone” the other properties of the debtor.
Law enforcers detained the criminal under Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, when he received second part of the bribe near local supermarket.
The investigative actions are ongoing within the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 3 Art. 368 (“Accepting of an offer, promise or receiving of an illicit financial gain by an official”) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The detainee was served a notice of suspicion. A type of detention is being decided.
Other facts of money extortion by the official is being checked.
The operation was conducted jointly with the National Police investigators under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office (Zakarpattia region).
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