The SBI detained State Fisheries Agency official for systematic bribes demands from entrepreneurs (VIDEO)


Employees of the State Bureau of Investigations detained the head of one of the departments of the State Agency of Land Reclamation and Fisheries in Kyiv and Kyiv region, who systematically extorted bribes from entrepreneurs.

For a monthly fee, the official promised entrepreneurs "not to create problems" during their wotk.

The SBI detained the official while receiving such payment from one of the entrepreneurs. In total, he received UAH 80 thousand of bribes.

The official is suspected of receiving undue advantage combined with extortion (Part 3 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the article provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to 10 years.

Searches are currently being conducted at the official's place of residence, the issue of choosing a measure of restraint is being decided.

Procedural supervision is carried out by the Kyiv City Prosecutor's Office.