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Odesa city: SBU reveals corrupt prosecutor of Military Prosecutor's Office of Southern region of Ukraine

SBU exposed in Odesa city the prosecutor of the Military Prosecutor's Office of the Southern region of Ukraine on bribe-taking.

Special service operatives found that the prosecutor is the procedural manager in the criminal proceedings against the State Border Guard Service servicemen suspected of facilitating the illicit import of foreign vehicles to Ukraine. Currently, the State Bureau of Investigation are checking the information.

According to the preliminary data, the prosecutor "decided" to artificially stop vehicle importers by means of the removal of official documents. For USD 2,500-10,000, he guaranteed businessmen not to impose appropriate investigative sanctions. The prosecutor "set" the rates depending on the volume of imports and make of vehicle.

The law enforcement has documented the fact of the prosecutor’s extortion of USD 10,000 and getting USD 5,000 in a bank account via a mediator. Moreover, an illegal gain of USD 2,500 has been documented as well.

Within the framework of the initiated criminal proceedings stipulated by Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine the prosecutor was served a suspicion notice.

Urgent investigative actions are ongoing to establish other alleged facts of taking bribes and bringing to justice all persons involved in the corruption scheme.

The exposing operation was carried out jointly with the Territorial Administration of the State Bureau of Investigations in Mykolaiv city and Department of Strategic Investigations of the National Police in Odesa region under the procedural guidance of the General Inspectorate of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.


For the Attention of the SBU Head





Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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