‘A manager of one of departments of State Fiscal Service in Odesa region was detained upon taking a bribe. The extortionist demanded money from a local entrepreneur for positive results of tax checks and avoiding fines. At first, the corrupted official demanded USD 3,000, but after some bargaining said yes to one thousand’, the press department of Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU) reported.
Previously in Odesa region, another top-rank official was busted on getting part of the bribe – 500 thousand hryvnas (USD 19,000), as he actually was about to get UAH 3 mln. He got the money from the leader of a local household that belongs to the structure division of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences. The bribe giver gave him the money in exchange for absence of regular checks of his household.