Odessa region: SBU exposes corrupt head of Tax Inspectorate
The Security Service of Ukraine has exposed yet another bribe-taker, this time the head of Tax Inspectorate in one of the districts of Odesa region.
Law enforcers found that the taxman has set up a mechanism for systematic extortion of unlawful benefits from commercial structures for the issuance of permits.
SBU operatives established that the official has demanded UAH 4,500 (circa USD 150) from a representative of the commercial structure for provision of tax reporting documents required for participation in government procurement tenders.
Earlier, SBU officers documented receiving the first part of the bribe. Law enforcers detained the criminal at the workplace on his receiving the second part of the illegal benefit.
The investigative actions on identification of other possible offenders involved in the unlawful actions in the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are under way.
The operation was carried out jointly with the Internal Security Unit of the State Fiscal Service under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor's Office.
SBU Press Centre
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