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Kirovohrad region's governor apprehended for extortion

Source : 112 Ukraine

Andriy Balon planned to get some USD 60,000 of improper advantage
08:48, 26 June 2020

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Ukraine's State Security Service (SBU) and National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) have documented administrative violation committed by Andriy Balon, Kirovohrad region's governor.

According to press office of the SBU, Balon was detained for extorttion, as he intended to get some USD 60,000 of improper advantage from the regional branch of state authority.

Operatives of the special service documented that the mediator received first part of the improper advantage in June 2020; the sum made approximately USD 3,500. 

Law enforcers claimed that head of the regional state administration and his sidekick were detained during the passage of second part of the sum in the amount of almost USD 9,000.

Related: Ukraine's Security Service detained head of public organization for major money extortion

Investigative action continues.

In May 2020, State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), together with employees of the Department of Strategic Investigations of the National Police, exposed an organized criminal group that systematically appropriated and sold fuel and lubricants belonging to a military unit in the Kyiv region. The head of the rear of one of the military units organized a criminal group of separate military personnel and civilians, which established a mechanism for writing off, misappropriation and sale of fuel and lubricants received to provide for the 96th Kyiv Anti-aircraft Missile Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine through a network of the private gas station.

Related: Deputy Head of Kyiv city hall charged with extortion of USD 125,000

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