Cherkasy region: SBU detains top manager of Tax Inspection on money extortion from agrarian businessman
SBU detains one of the chiefs of Tax Inspection Division in Cherkasy region on money extortion from an agrarian businessman.
SBU agents established that the official promised to the head of agrarian company to draw up a positive conclusion in the tax inspection act. He also promised to “shield” the man from administrative liability for allegedly non-purpose use of farm land. The official demanded UAH 99,000 (USD 4,000) for the “services”.
The law enforcement officers detained the suspect on his receiving the total amount of the bribe near one of the shopping malls in Cherkasy.
The investigation is ongoing upon the fact of commitment crime stipulated by Part 3 Article 368 (“Taking a bribe”) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issues of serving a detainee a notice of suspicion and choosing a form of detention are being decided.
The operation was conducted jointly with the investigators of State Bureau of Investigations under the procedural supervision of Military Prosecutor's Office of Cherkasy garrison.
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