KHERSON (QHA) -

The officers of the Security Service of Ukraine jointly with the Prosecutor’s General's Office exposed the bribery of one of the vice-mayor of Kherson, the press service of the Ministry reported on Facebook.

Law enforcers have found out that the Deputy Mayor and the head of one of the departments of the City Council demanded from the local entrepreneur UAH 80 thousand.

The sum implied concluding the contract on the works execution, as well as providing services for repair and maintenance of communal property in the city of Kherson. The special services officers documented the first part of a bribe the deputy mayor received.

Law enforcers have detained the head of department while he was receiving in an official car the last part of the bribe in the amount of UAH 45 500.

Following that, the deputy mayor of the city of Kherson was detained in his own apartment and arrested.

The criminal proceedings have been launched under Part 3 Section. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. So far, the pre-trial investigation is underway.

QHA