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General Prosecutor’s Office opened criminal proceedings against illegal gambling establishments

Source : 112 Ukraine

Also, law enforcement agencies decided to create joint working groups and ensure systematic work and coordination in this direction
14:53, 21 December 2019

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The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has opened criminal proceedings in relation to discovered illegal gambling establishments. The press service of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine.

It is noted that for each episode, a violation of the Law of Ukraine "On the prohibition of gambling in Ukraine" launched pre-trial investigations under Part 1 of Art. 203-2 (gambling business) and part 2 of article 364 (abuse of power or official position, entailing grave consequences) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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Also, law enforcement agencies decided to create joint working groups and ensure systematic work and coordination in this direction.

In addition, the issue of involvement of law enforcement officers in the unhindered activity of such institutions was separately raised.

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“Now there is a situation in the country where people who are obligated by law to oppose the gambling business are leading it. This is unacceptable and the role of the prosecutor’s office in this direction will be tough and categorical,” - Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka said.

As we reported, The Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk said that at the moment, employees of the National Police have stopped the work of more than 5300 gambling establishments in all regions of Ukraine.

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