The SBI reported suspicion to the participants of the group in the Ternopil region, which illegally cut down trees for 2 million hryvnias

05/09/2022

The SBI employees reported suspicion to members of an organized criminal group, which included three foresters of the Chertkovsky forestry and two private entrepreneurs.

During December 2021 - June 2022, the group conducted illegal logging of trees of valuable species on the territory of forestry.

Forestry workers organized illegal logging, and entrepreneurs sold timber. In total, the amount of damage caused as a result of the activities of the criminal group is almost UAH 2 million.

All participants were informed of suspicion of embezzlement of property and illegal logging, transportation and sale of wood (Part 5 of Art. 191, Part 3 of Art. 28 of Art. 246, Part 3 of Art. 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the articles provides for a sentence of imprisonment of up to 12 years.

Procedural guidance is carried out by the Ternopil Regional Prosecutor's Office.