"We are talking about a misappropriation of 150,000 dollars, half of which was received by Shcherbyna for closing the criminal proceedings against a commercial enterprise investigated by the territorial administration of State Bureau of Investigation in Kyiv," the statement informs.
Searches at Shcherbyna’s work and at his home in are being conducted, as well as involvement in the crime of the director of State Bureau of Investigation Roman Truba is not being excluded.
Ihor Shcherbyna was the head of the Main Investigative Department of the Prosecutor’s General Office of Ukraine in 2014–2015. Roman Truba was his deputy. According to media reports, the current director of the State Bureau of Investigation is a godfather of Shcherbyna’s child.
As we reported earlier, detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) detained 10 persons on suspicion of committing crimes related to violation of customs legislation. It was reported by its press service on Facebook.
"Pre-trial actions of detainees, including seven customs officers, are qualified under Part 2 of Article 364, Part 3 of Article 212, Part 1 of Article 255 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issue of notification on suspicion is solved. Detectives and prosecutors carry out other investigative actions related to the establishment of circumstances of commission of crime," the message says.