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SBU exposes corrupt Police official in Transcarpathian region

The SBU officials exposed corrupt head of Police district unit in Transcarpathian region, involved into “protection racket” of gambling industry.

The law-enforcers established that the major of police organized the mechanism of receiving improper advantage from owners of gambling houses. The offender extorted every month UAH 20000 (USD 700) from every businessman for the “supervisory control” and their free business. In case of non-payment the official threatened to businessmen by initiation of criminal proceedings and seizure of property.

The SBU operatives detained policeman in his office in the framework of criminal proceeding, registered under p.3 Article 368 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.

The issue on suspicion notice in committing a crime and choosing of the restraint measure for the major is being settled.

The exposing of the Police official illegal activities was conducted under procedural supervision of the Prosecutor’s Office.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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