Officials of Kharkiv environmental inspectorate demand to sign 50 hectares of the State Enterprise land
SBU detained officials of Kharkiv State environmental inspectorate, demanding to sign 50 hectares of the State Enterprise land being prepared for privatization.
Operatives of the special service established that two heads of units of inspectorate demanded improper advantage from the director of agrarian State Enterprise for signing of positive inspection act. Officials artificially increased the number of detected violations. Threatening multimillion fines, they demanded to allocate and sign land of the state enterprise, which is prepared for privatization over authorized persons.
Because of the inability to effect the deal with the land offenders agreed to reduce their appetite to UAH 250 thousand. Law enforcers detained two officials in the center of Kharkiv, according to Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, while receiving the entire amount of the bribe.
Within the criminal proceedings initiated under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine the investigations are continuing. The issue of serving notice of suspicion to officials is under consideration.
Operation to expose criminals was held by employees of the SBU Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption under the procedural supervision leadership of the Prosecutor General’s Office.
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