Kharkiv: SBU uncovers corrupt City Council official
The SBU officers unveiled official of one of Kharkiv district administrations on the systematic bribes.
SBU operatives established that the head of a Department for labor and welfare created a mechanism to obtain illegal benefits from businessmen for non-taking legal regulatory measures for exposed violations of labor legislation, and involved his employees to the scheme.
For example, the official extorted UAH 60,000 (USD 2,142) from local businessman for zeroing the penalty the latter otherwise was to pay for the absence of labor contract with employee.
The SBU officers detained the criminal according to Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine at his workplace after he received second part of a bribe amounting to UAH 30,000 (USD 1,070).
At present, the issue of serving the criminal a notice of suspicion in committing a crime is being settled within the framework of criminal proceeding initiated under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
In order to identify other episodes of illegal activity the investigative actions are ongoing.
The operation concerning the corrupt official detection was conducted jointly with the Police under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office in Kharkiv region.
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