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Kharkiv: SBU uncovers corrupt police officer

SBU officers in cooperation with the General Prosecutor's Office uncovered a corrupt Senior Investigator of the Main Department of the National Police in Kharkiv region.

The law enforcers established that the Police Lieutenant Colonel extorted USD 8,000 from the director of the private enterprise. For this, the officer promised to initiate the criminal proceeding regarding the businessman’s debtors. The SBU operatives documented receiving of USD 2,000 (the first part of the unlawful benefit) by the offender.

The SBU officers detained the police officer near the workplace on receiving the second part of the bribe amounting to USD 6,000.

The issues of serving a notice of suspicion to the detainee in committing the crime and choosing the measure of restraint are being decided. The investigative actions in the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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