The SBI has started an investigation into the allegations of abuse by the head of the Odesa military enrollment office during conscription (VIDEO).
SBI investigators have opened criminal proceedings over abuse of office by the head of the Odesa Regional Territorial Centre for Recruitment and Social Support during the mobilisation process.
According to intelligence, in return for a reward, the official gave directions to his subordinates not to conscript certain individuals.
The SBI opened criminal proceedings over the abuse of office in martial law (Part 5 of Article 426-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The article provides for a sentence of up to 12 years in prison.
The head of the Odesa Regional Territorial Recruitment Centre has been suspended from his official duties.
The pre-trial investigation is ongoing, and other persons involved in the fraud are being identified.
In addition, the SBI is checking information in the media about the income of the official's family that does not correspond to his earnings.
SBI employees opened criminal proceedings over abuse of office in wartime and illicit enrichment (Part 5 of Articles 426-1, 368-5 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
Procedural guidance is provided by the Odesa Specialised Defence Prosecutor's Office of the Southern Region.