SBU exposes the “crime boss" on extortion of seventy thousand US dollars from entrepreneur
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine have exposed in Ivano-Frankivsk region a “crime boss" on the systematic extortion of great sums of money from representatives of commercial structures.
Special services operatives have established that previously convicted for serious crimes, including drug smuggling and extortion, native of Kalush artificially created grounds for "knocking out" of non-existent debts from entrepreneurs. In case of non-payment, the offender threatened to entrepreneurs with physical violence.
SBU officers documented that racketeer extorted seventy thousand US dollars from the entrepreneur.
Law enforcers detained offender in accordance with Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine in the center of Kalush after receiving the next "tranche" in the amount of USD ten thousand.
The person involved in the proceeding was served a notice of suspicion of committing a crime stipulated by Part 4 Art. 189 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issue of choosing a custody as a measure of restraint is currently being settled.
Measures to expose and detain the offender were conducted jointly with police investigators under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor's Office of the region.
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