The deputy of the Tax Service of the Ternopil region, who took bribes and tried to escape was declared wanted

01/09/2022

The SBI continues its systematic work to identify officials, including in the tax service, who continue to create criminal schemes and try to earn money by abusing their official position. This is especially true for areas far from the war zone. After all, now there are only two important missions: to fight for the country or to help those who fight and the state overall. The intentions of the officials of the rear regions to get rich in the war or their compatriots - will be instantly stopped and severely punished.

Another tax officer who tried to make money on illegal schemes was found by the SBI employees in the Ternopil region. The deputy head of the Main Department of the State Tax Service in the Ternopil region and his accomplice were caught "red-handed" - while receiving a bribe.

It was established that the official headed the regional level commission for VAT reimbursement and classification of economic entities as a risk list. He recorded the local enterprise in the list of risk taxpayers and demanded from its owner 5 thousand US dollars to exclude it from this list.

To receive the money, the official attracted his neighbor who got money from the entrepreneur and transferred them to the  official, after which the dealers were detained by the SBI workers.

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

During home searches of the tax officer, the SBI seized money, antique coins, weapons, and ammunition. Searches are ongoing at the place of work of the figurant.

During the arrest, the official resisted and tried to escape in his car, in addition, he injured one of the law enforcement officers.

The official was informed of the suspicion of taking a bribe by an official and group of persons upon their prior conspiracy, and of intentionally causing bodily harm to an employee of a law enforcement agency (part 3 of article 368, part 3 of article 369-2, part 2 of article 345 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the article provides for a sentence of imprisonment of up to 10 years.

Petitions are being prepared to the court to select a preventive measure in the form of detention, as well as removal from the post of tax officer.