The employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) exposed Deputy Head of one of the departments of the State Fiscal Service in Kharkiv region and his subordinate on a $20.000 bribe, according to the press service of the SBU.
The lieutenant colonel and major of the tax service demanded $40.000 from a local entrepreneur for returning the equipment seized from him and not prosecuting him. The law enforcers detained the perpetrators on receiving a part of the bribe.
Moreover, the officials used a corruption scheme for multiple bribes for not hindering the activity of entrepreneurs. They were receiving the money through an accessory. Now a criminal proceeding has been opened as to receiving a bribe in an especially great amount by an authorized person in the responsible position.