NABU and SAPO have completed the investigation into attempted bribery for almost USD 120,000 of the head of the State Inspectorate for Architecture and Urban Planning of Ukraine (SIAUP). The actions of the suspect fall under Part 4 Art. 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("Offer, promise or provision of an undue advantage to an official who occupies a particularly responsible position"). The case file was disclosed for perusal by the defense on Oct. 24, 2022.
As established, the suspect offered the SIAUP head about USD 120,000 for the illegal issue of a certificate of commissioning of a high-rise building in Kyiv, despite existing violations.
NABU launched a pre-trial investigation after SIAUP head reported the bribe offer in December 2021.
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.