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“Non-tenured assistant” of Ukrainian top management sells post in state body for USD 60,000

In Kyiv, SBU detained a man who presented himself as a “non-tenured assistant” of Ukrainian top officials and proposed facilitation in appointing to the senior positions of law enforcement and state bodies in exchange for money.

SBU officers established that the suspect searched for the “clients” using his links with business circles and middle management officials. He was pretending to be a “non-tenured assistant” and “close friend” of almost all Ukrainian high officials.

In particular, he set almost a USD 1,500,000 price tag for a post of director of one of the state enterprises.  The suspect referred to his ties and assured that the issue is allegedly being decided by the management of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

Law enforcement officers detained the swindler when he received USD 50,000, a part of the advance payment.

SBU investigators charged the suspect with fraud and abetment of other person to offer, promise or provide a bribe.

The issue of choosing a type of detention is being decided. The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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