SBU blocks stealing of the State Forest timber in Kyiv region
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine, in the framework of combating corruption and protecting forest resources, uncovered the stealing scheme of the state timber in Kyiv region.
Special service operatives have established that an official of the state enterprise "Fastovskyi forestry” set up a mechanism for obtaining unlawful benefits for illegal felling and shipment of timber.
Law enforcers detained an intruder while receiving another bribe in the amount of twenty-six thousand hryvnias for the illegal sale of twenty cubic meters of forest without registration of relevant documents.
Investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine initiated criminal proceedings under committing by the official of the state forest a crime, stipulated by Part 3 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issue of serving a notice of suspicion to involved person and choosing a measure of restraint is now being decided.
In order to identify all circumstances of the case and other persons involved in illegal activities, the investigative actions are ongoing.
The detection measures were conducted by the officials of the SBU Office in Kyiv and Kyiv region.
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