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Director of one of Ukroboronprom defence concern plants detained for bribery

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian law enforcers detained the director of the Zvezda state-owned plant after taking a $ 5,000 bribe
18:53, 23 February 2020

State Defense Concern Ukroboronprom
ukrinform.ru

Employees of the military prosecutor’s office detained the director of the Zvezda state-owned plant after taking a $ 5,000 bribe. This was stated by the press service of the Military Prosecutor's Office in the Central region.

It is reported that the official has received this amount for concluding a contract for storing property and then - concluding a lease agreement for non-residential premises, which is located on the territory of the plant that is part of the Ukroboronprom group of companies.

"02.21.2020 we documented the fact of obtaining undue benefits in the amount of 5,000 US dollars by the director of the Zvezda state-owned enterprise," the statement said.

Related: Ukroboronprom company increases arms exports to $ 908 million

In particular, on February 21, the director was detained in accordance with Art. 208 Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine, unlawful benefit was seized.

A criminal case has been opened under the article “acceptance of an offer, promise or unlawful gain by an official” (part 3 of article 208 of the Criminal Code).

The detainee was informed of suspicion. The sanction of the article provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of 5 to 10 years with confiscation of property.

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