Corruption in the migration sphere: the case as of the SSU officer was sent to court

11.12.2018 00:00

On December 10, 2018, the indictment as of an official of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) was sent to the Holosiivskyi District Court of Kyiv City. He was exposed on receiving an improper advantage in the amount of 47.5 thousand USD from persons who have got permits for residence in Ukraine illegally. The investigation as of the SSU officer accomplice is also completed.

The acting head of the subdivision of one of the interdistrict unit of the Main Office of the SSU in the City of Kyiv and Kyivska Oblast is charged with committing a crime under Part 4 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("Accepting an offer, promise or receiving an improper advantage by an official who occupies a responsible position"). His accomplice is charged with Part 5 Article 27, Part 4 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The NABU Detectives revealed that the SSU officer received funds for not bringing to criminal liability persons who could have got permits for residence in Ukraine illegally. The investigation also revealed that the suspect had the information about the receiving by some foreigners the residence permits in Ukraine through the fictitious marriages with Ukrainian citizens. Access to such data provided opportunities for blackmail and extortion an improper advantage. Investigation of these facts could lead to the deportation of the abovementioned persons from the territory of Ukraine.

It should be reminded that on April 24, 2018, the NABU Detectives exposed an official of the SSU and his accomplice on receiving an improper advantage. The following day, these individuals were given a notice of suspicion.

On October 2018, the suspects were informed about the completion of the investigation and provided access to the materials of the case.

The abovementioned criminal proceeding is one of the episodes that are being investigated by the NABU Detectives in the field of Ukraine's migration policy. In the rest of them the investigation continues.

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