Zaporizzhya region: SBU detains district prosecutor on extortion of USD 10,000 bribe
Prosecutor of local prosecutor's office of district center in Zaporizzhya region demanded money from a local farmer and was detained by the Security Service of Ukraine.
Operatives of the special service established that official artificially accused agrarian of allegedly illegally obtaining land plots. The prosecutor threatened farmer to bring him to criminal responsibility. For USD 10 thousand he promised to "close" the issue and return property seized within criminal proceedings.
The official proposed to pass money in Zaporizzhya city through an intermediary - his own father-in-law. Law enforcement officers detained the prosecutor in accordance with Art. 208. of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine.
The pre-trial investigation under Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is under way. The issue of serving a notice of suspicion to the detainee in committing the crime and choosing the measure of restraint is being decided. The article provides a penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment with confiscation of property. The operation on uncovering of offender was conducted jointly with the State Bureau of Investigation under the procedural guidance of the General Inspection of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine.
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