Luhansk region: SBU uncovers organized group of extorters
In Luhansk region the SBU officers involved in Joint Forces Operation exposed an organised group, members of which extorted money from Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk residents.
The SBU operatives established that the gang consisted of four residents of Luhansk region. The group organizer was an active employee of the Prosecutor's Office. In particular, the criminals, threatening with violence, extorted UAH 100,000 (USD 3,700) from local businessman who provides building services. The businessman had to return money for allegedly stolen building materials.
Law enforcers documented the illegal activity of criminals and detained all group members at their places of residence. During the investigations at the criminals’ residence places, the law enforcers seized corrupt money.
Investigations, in the framework of criminal proceeding initiated by Part 2 of art. 189 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are ongoing; the detainees received a notice of suspicion.
In order to identify other episodes of illegal activity the investigative actions are ongoing.
The operation concerning the intruder’s detection was conducted jointly with the Police under the procedural supervision of the Regional Prosecutor's Office.
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