Ukraine's SBI sends 365 cases on corruption to court in 2021

Source : 112 Ukraine

1158 criminal proceedings were initiated
16:51, 29 July 2021

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The State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) sent 254 indictments against 365 corrupt officials to the court during the first half of this year, as the SBI press service reports.

"For the first half of 2021, the SBI sent 254 indictments against 365 people to the court, namely: one official A category, six prosecutors, 14 State Penitentiary Service employees, 15 tax officers, 21 border guards, 33 customs officers, 87 police officers, 65 employees of others bodies carrying out law enforcement functions," the message said.

In addition, the SBI officers began pre-trial investigations in 1158 criminal proceedings regarding corruption offenses, 405 people were announced suspicion.

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As it was reported earlier, the Ukrainian Parliament supported in the first reading bill #5305, which intends to allow SBI employees to carry weapons and increase the number of workers. Its purpose is to improve the legal basis for the SBI activity and to create proper conditions for pre-trial investigations.

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