Kharkiv region: SBU detains corrupt Lieutenant Colonel of Police
SBU officers exposed and detained corrupt Deputy Head of a district National Police office in the Kharkiv region.
SBU operatives found that the Police Lieutenant Colonel extorted money from the local businessmen for non-interference in commercial activity of deforestation and wood processing. In the case of disagreement the official threatened to create artificial obstacles and apply normative framework. The offender determined amount of the bribe depending on the volume of timber.
SBU officers detained the Deputy Head of the Police district office under Article 208 of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine after receiving a regular bribe amounting to over UAH 14,000 (USD 500).
In the framework of initiated criminal proceeding the investigators of the SBU Office in Kharkiv region documented a number of facts of obtaining by the policeman the bribes to the total amount of over UAH 30,000 (circa USD 2,000).
The issue of serving the policeman a notice of suspicion in committing the crime stipulated by Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is being decided.
The investigative and operative actions are under way.
The operation was conducted under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office of Kharkiv region.
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