SBU detains utility enterprise officials on extortion during Jewish festivities in Uman
A Director and a Senior Inspector of an Uman utility enterprise in Cherkasy region hoped to “earn some money” during Jewish festivities. SBU prevented committing a crime.
SBU operatives found that the officials demanded USD 400 from a foreigner for a permit to trade freely and install banners in the celebration area of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah. SBU officers detained the criminals on their obtaining the illegal financial gain near the workplace.
Urgent investigative actions are ongoing within the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 3 of Article 368 (“Adoption of a proposal, promise or receiving of an illegal financial gain”) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The issue of serving a notice of suspicion in committing a crime and choosing a measure of restraint to the detainees is being decided.
The operation was conducted jointly with the National Police under the procedural supervision of the Uman Prosecutor's Office.
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