Prosecutors detained in bribe sting

SBU officers caught three prosecutors taking a bribe in Kiev region.

30 August 2016 14:40

Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine jointly with the Attorney General's Office of Ukraine exposed the bribery of three prosecutors in Kyiv region.

Law enforcers have found that prosecutors, acting in collusion, demanded that a representative of the commercial structure gives USD 30 thousand US dollars so that they could lift seizure from the company’s accounts. The businessman was suspected of tax evasion.

The security services detained three defendants in the case in their offices after they received part of a bribe – USD 15 thousand. The criminal proceedings have been launched under Part 3 Section 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The pre-trial investigation is underway, reported the SBU press service.