Odesa: SBU exposes its officer on money extortion
Case officers of the SBU Internal Security Directorate exposed SBU employee on money extortion in Odesa.
It was established that the SBU officer and his associate demanded over UAH 35,000 (USD 1,400) from a local resident. The suspects promised their facilitation in returning of a woman’s car earlier seized by the Police, and guaranteed non-interference of law enforcement in her business.
SBU officers documented that over UAH 15,000 (USD 600) of an advanced payment were transferred to the associate’s banking card.
Under the initiated criminal proceedings the suspects’ residences and offices are now being searched.
Both suspects were charged with fraud and offering, promising or providing a bribe.
The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.
This operation was conducted jointly with the officers of the Mykolaiv territorial directorate of State Bureau of Investigations.
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