Incitement to bribery of ex-SBI head: case goes to court

On May 24, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) filed an indictment against a person convicted of fraud and incitement to provide USD 150,000 to a former director of the State Bureau of Investigation. Such actions fall under Part 4 Art. 27, Part 2 Art. 15 Part 4 Art. 190, Part 2 Art. 15, Part 4 Art. 27, Part 4 Art. 369, Part 1 Art. 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

As established, the accused, together with another person, intended to receive USD 150,000 from one of Kyiv's developers for closing criminal proceedings with an SBI territorial office. The funds were allegedly meant for the SBI director, but in reality, they were not.

The person was detained after receiving the first tranche of USD 75,000 and served with a suspicion notice on the same day.

NABU started investigating the above facts in November 2019. The investigation was completed in September 2020, and since then the defense had been reviewing the case file.


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