Tax service head in Chernivtsi region detained on $38,500 bribe

Source : 112 Ukraine

The official faces 8 to 12 years of imprisonment
23:34, 6 September 2017

The head of the united state tax inspection was detained in Chernivtsi region for extorting a 1 million UAH ($38,500) bribe, as the press service of Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine informs.

“On September 6, 2017, as part of investigation on the criminal proceedings under Part 4 Article 368 (accepting a suggestion or promise, or receiving an improper benefit by an official) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the head of the united state tax inspection of State Fiscal Service in Chernivtsi region was detained, as he demanded a 1 million UAH improper benefit from a legal entity for resolving issues related to returning the VAT,” the statement informs.

The Head was detained on receiving a second part of the bribe. At the moment of detention, he had received $8,000 of improper benefirs in total.

At the moment the pre-court trial is under way, the report on suspicion of committing a crime is being prepared, and the preventive measure is being chosen.

The detained faces 8 to 12 years of imprisonment, as well as being barred from holding certain positions for up to 3 years, and confiscation of property.

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