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SBU exposes corrupt head of Public Council at Zhytomyr Regional State Administration

Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine exposed the head of the public council at the Zhytomyr Regional State Administration on the extortion of USD 30 thousand.

Special service operatives established that the “activist” organized a mechanism for extorting money, in particular from representatives of forestry entities, for take no “public influence” measures to block their legitimate activities.

Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine have documented that the attacker extorted thirty thousand US dollars from the director of one of the district state forestries. In case of non-payment of money, the "public activist" threatened to post on the Internet and in social networks allegedly compromising information about director on the eve of the visit of the country's leadership to the Olevsky distrcit of Zhytomyr region.

Law enforcers detained the head of public council in accordance with the Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine in a restaurant in the center of Zhytomyr after receiving the next "tranche" in the amount of USD 5,5 thousand. Earlier it was documented the fact of transfer to the card account of "advance" as a guarantee for silence of a public activist.

Urgent investigative actions are ongoing within the framework of criminal proceedings under Part 4 Art. 189 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The measures to document the illegal activities of offender were conducted jointly with the National Police Investigation Department under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office of Zhytomyr region.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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