The Head of the Payment Systems Department of the National Bank of Ukraine as well as his three crime associates were detained on suspicion of a $ 25 000 bribe. The press service of Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office reported that.
The financial expert developed an illegal scheme of extorting bribes through mediators from the director of a company for $35000 in tote in two steps. The offender extorted bribes for registering a national payment system PlatiService for cash and wire transfers within the territory of Ukraine.
The General Prosecutor’s Office investigators detained the official while receiving the last portion of the bribe in $25 000. The three mediators detained are Azerbaijani citizens.
According the NBU official website, the Head of the Payment Systems Department is Serhiy Shatsky.