Kyiv city: SBU exposes corrupt judicial administrator
Officers of the SBU Department for Fighting Corruption and Organized Crime exposed a judicial administrator on demanding bribe from a debtor company.
Allegedly, the official demanded USD 100,000 from a private developer for withdrawal of a claim for alienation of property and suspension of the company liquidation. The suspect promised not only to withdraw the claim, but also to “arrange” the issue with a judge of the Economic court. The suspect agreed to receive the bribe in parts.
He was detained under Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine at one of Kyiv restaurants when he received USD 10,000. Previously, the law enforcement documented that he had received USD 5,000.
The criminal proceeding is initiated under Part 4 Article 368-4 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issue of serving the suspect a notice of suspicion is being decided.
The investigation is ongoing to establish all circumstances of the case and possible involvement of the judge in the fraud.
The operation was conducted jointly with the Main Directorate of National Police under the supervision of Kyiv local Prosecutor’s Office No.6.
For the Attention of the SBU Head