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SBU exposes criminal organization on illegal takeover of property amounting to one and a half billion hryvnias

Employees of the Main Directorate for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime of the Security Service of Ukraine have exposed interregional criminal organization, specializing in illegal takeovers of facilities of state, communal and private property. 

The special service operatives established that the group, in particular, included representatives of the judicial bodies, attorneys and former employees of the justice authorities. The offenders were illegally re-registering the property by filing complaints using deliberately forged documents, including loan agreements. To conceal the unlawful actions, the members of the group assisted by the judges of Donetsk and Kherson regions received court decisions, on the basis of which they performed registration actions in the State Register of Real Property Rights. As a result of the deal the property rights, in particular to land, were transferred to other dummy owners.

According to preliminary estimates, the total amount of damage inflicted by raiders to the state and representatives of commercial structures comprises about one and a half billion hryvnias.

During the authorized investigations at the places of work and residences of the persons involved in the proceedings in the capital, Kyiv, Kherson and Donetsk regions the law-enforcers detected forged documents, stamps, steals and other evidence, proving illegal actions.

Law enforcers detained in accordance with the Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine seven active members of a criminal organization. Within the framework of criminal proceedings initiated under Part 1 Art. 255, Part 4 Art. 28 and Part 4 Art. 190, Part 3 Art. 209, Art. 366, Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, investigations are ongoing.

The operation to expose and block the activity of criminal organization was conducted jointly with the Kyiv Local Prosecutor's Office No. 7.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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