According to the prosecutor’s office in Odesa region, the official managed to get part of the sum – 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.
The detention took place on August 29. The law enforcers opened investigation under the respective article of the Criminal Code.