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Donetsk region: SBU exposes head of penal colony on bribe of UAH 60,000 (USD 2,000)

SBU officers involved in the Joint Forces Operation exposed one of the heads of penal institution of Donetsk region on the bribe.

Law enforcers found that the official jointly with his subordinate extorted UAH 60,000 (USD 2,000) from one of the prisoners. For this sum, the officials promised not to impair the conditions of detention and to release the convict ahead of schedule.

Law enforcers “took” the subordinate at one of Toretsk filling stations on receiving second part of the illegal financial gain amounting to UAH 30,000 (circa USD 1,000). Law enforcers detained one of the heads of the institution in his office.

The detainees was served a notices of suspicion in committing the crime stipulated by Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and the custody was chosen as a measure of restraint.

The investigative and operative actions are under way.

The operation was conducted under the procedural supervision of the Regional Prosecutor's Office.

SBU Press Centre


For the Attention of the SBU Head





Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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