Top hits of Ukrainian corruption this summer
Here are the photo evidences of largest bribes of summer 2016 received by various Ukrainian officials. The total amount of only 20 corruption cases almost reaches 2 million USD
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Photo taken during the search of the first deputy head of Ukraine’s State Service on labor issues Mykhailo Bardonov
On June 1, in Kyiv the head of one of Vasylkivsky district village councils and the deputy of the village council were detained while receiving a bribe.
A photo of detention of the village council head and his colleague the deputy
And this is the money seized from officials.
In Mykolaiv region on June 3 on a bribe of 80 thousand USD law enforcers caught the deputy head of the regional administration Mykola Romanchuk.
During the searches of his house law enforcers found underground caches with money and jewels and suitcase with 300 thousand dollars.
The finds of Romanchuk’s house
In Kirovograd region, on June 15 on a bribe of 14.5 thousand USD was caught the head of the regional State cadastre Andriy Pinkovskiy and official of Project Institute of Land Management Dmytro Yakymchuk.
And this is the money they demanded from the farmer for paperwork to rent 62 hectares of land.
In Kharkiv, on June 16 on a bribe was caught Mykhailo Makarenko, Head of the Eastern United State Tax Inspectorate of the State Fiscal Service Main Directorate in Kharkiv region. He demanded 150 thousand UAH (5.750 USD) from the representative of commercial enterprise for not hindering its economic activity, security officials said.
The money Makarenko was detained with
In Kyiv, on July 7 on a bribe of 15 thousand USD was detained an investigator of Holosiyvskiy Kievan police department. He demanded money for the closure of the criminal proceedings regarding the fictitious entrepreneurship, as well as appropriation and embezzlement of the property.
"The arrest of investigator
A tumult in the Ministry of Health took place on July 8 while Deputy Minister Roman Vasylyshyn was detained receiving the bribe.
During a search of his house security officers found more than 50 thousand USD, 320 thousand UAH and 2.5 thousand Euros (in total about 63.300 USD).
The money found in Vasylyshyn’s house
In Lviv, on July 13 with a bribe of 115 thousand USD was detained the deputy head of "Zahidukrgeologiya" company, a subsidiary of NJSC "Nadra of Ukraine". Later, the media reported that this is Igor Mykhailivsky. Security officials reported that he demanded money for assistance in the preparation and approving of documentation of the gas field.
The money earmarked for bribe to "Zahidukrgeologiya" official
To the State Service of Ukraine on Labor issues SBU officers came with a search warrant on July 16. That day on a bribe of almost 4 thousand USD was arrested the first deputy head of the service of Mykhaylo Bardonov.
He demanded money for granting permission for works in the expert technical field related to the conducting of expert examinations. During a search in his office law enforcers confiscated only 109 thousand UAH (almost 4.200 USD), but when officers searched the house they found 153 thousand USD.
The results of search in Bardonov’s house
In Poltava region prosecutor demanded from the farmer 19 thousand USD for the allocation of a land plot of 60 hectares. Unscrupulous official was detained on July 22 in his home after receiving the bribe.
Money seized from the prosecutor
Two officers of one of the district tax inspection in Kyiv were detained on July 28th. The searches took place in their office where one of the detainees kept 1.7 million UAH, 33 thousand Pounds, 112 thousand Euros and 270 thousand USD (in total more than 425.5 thousand USD).
Part of the findings in the office of tax officials
In Cherkassy region in Svidivka village, on July 29 the village council head Svitlana Vovk was arrested and accused of bribery in amount of almost 200 thousand USD.
This is money that official has demanded for giving permission for commercial development on the lands of the village communities near the regional center.
In Kyiv on August 3 for a bribe of 150 thousand USD was detained chairwoman of one of the departments of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food. Security officers found money in the trunk of her car, and she received the bribe for facilitating the victory in the tender for the purchase of state agricultural enterprise.
The official of Ministry of Agricultural Policy at the time of arrest
In Odesa, on August 5 while receiving the bribe of 27 thousand USD was detained the head of the State phytosanitary inspection in Odesa region Andriy Tofan.
And here is the money he demanded from the businessman for failure to conduct additional controls of grain products going for export, and accelerating the preparation of " licensing documentation.
The detention of judge Mykola Chaus with 150 thousand USD bribe in a jar made laugh all Ukrainians. This grandma’s way to store money amused the social networks users so much, they began to consider how many dollars fit in a glass jar, and even offered to dig gardens of local officials to search for "treasure".
A three-liter jar fully packed by dollars, found by security officials
In Kyiv region, on August 10 after receiving the bribe of almost 15.400 USD for assistance in the early release of the convicted person from punishment was detained the deputy chief of Buchanska penal colony.
The money received by deputy chief of Buchanska penal colony
In Kyiv, on August 13 were arrested the manager and lawyer of the branch of PJSC "State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine" in Poltava. They demanded and received 57.5 thousand USD from the head of a company selling production facilities of cotton spinning factory.
The money found during detention
In Kharkiv on August 15 with a bribe of 500 thousand UAH (19.200 USD) was detained the head of State Fiscal Service office in Kharkiv region. Official demanded money for non-hindering business activities and non-exclusion from the register of companies engaged in selling the ownerless property.
The detention of State Fiscal Service officer in Kharkiv
In Mykolaiv on August 23 with a bribe of 9.585 thousand USD law enforcers detained the deputy head of the regional department of State Fiscal Service. In total he received almost 27 thousand USD.
The detention of State Fiscal Service officer in Mykolaiv
The sensational arrest in Kyiv took place on August 25. Security Service officers arrested for a bribe of 170 thousand Euro (189.244 USD) the Acting Rector of the National Aviation University Volodymyr Kharchenko.
During a search of his house, law enforcement officers found the money in different currencies amounting to more than 172.500 USD, ten credit cards, and other valuables.
The results of a search at Kharchenko’s house
And on the last day of summer, security officers detained in Odesa region the Acting Director of the Institute of Agriculture of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine with a bribe of almost 20 thousand USD. He received money from the head of the state research farm, which is a structural subdivision of the Institute - to avoid the audit of the enterprise and keeping him on his current position.
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