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Ukrainian Department of State Secrets and Licensing busted on corruption charges

Security Service systematically cleans its own ranks of corrupt officials
17:32, 27 November 2019

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Case officers of the internal security department of the Security Service of Ukraine together with detectives of the State Bureau of Investigation have exposed the management of the Department of State Secrets and Licensing in extortion of illegal benefits, the website of Security service of Ukraine reports.

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Law enforcement officers have established that the first deputy head of the Department provided his subordinates, heads of departments, with a list of entrepreneurs, in which it is necessary to demand money for violations of state secrets. They were offered to send money to the accounts of the "charitable foundation", after which the money was transferred to the structures controlled by the defendants. Rate from each entrepreneur was from $1 to $12 thousand for the guarantee not to draw up protocols on violations and blocking of official inspections.

During the investigation of the places of work and residence of the defendants in the case, law enforcement officers confiscated documentary evidence of illegal activities.

The Ukrainian security service systematically cleans its own ranks of corrupt officials.

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Now the issue of notification of suspicion of committing crimes by suspects is being resolved, as well as the choice of preventive measures.

As we reported, detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) detained 10 persons on suspicion of committing crimes related to violation of customs legislation.

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