Head of PGO department charged with incitement to bribery

On Jan. 19, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) jointly with the General Inspectorate of the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) served a suspicion notice to the head of a Prosecutor General`s Office department. The official is charged with incitement to bribery and fraud, his actions falling under Part 4 Article 27, Part 4 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

He is the third suspect in the case. Two others, his deputy and an intermediary, were exposed by NABU Detectives on Jan. 13, 2022.

As established, the PGO official offered an entrepreneur to deal with a criminal prosecution against him carried out by investigators of the Main Department of the State Fiscal Service under the procedural guidance of the PGO. In particular, he promised to ensure the closure of the criminal proceeding and return the property confiscated during searches (computer equipment, Mercedes-Benz S400 CDI, Porshe Macan GTS, Bentley Continental GT, Land Rover Range Rover).

Such "services" were estimated at USD 100 thousand.


According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered non-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.