Ex-officer of the SSU was given a notice of suspicion of demanding a bribe

25.09.2018 19:25

On September 25, 2018, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) gave a notice of suspicion to the former officer of the Main Office of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) in the City of Kyiv and Kyivska Oblast of demanding 50 thousand USD improper advantage and abusing of influence.

The investigation revealed that suspect, who was the officer of the SSU in the City of Kyiv and Kyivska Oblast (now he works in the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine), offered to a commercial company assistance in returning equipment seized during the search in July 2016. He volunteered to influence the investigator in a criminal proceeding, within which the equipment was seized. The SSU employee demanded 50 thousand USD for his "services".

In the framework of the pre-trial investigation, the NABU Detectives documented the demands of the former officer on subsequent periodic transfer of improper advantage for non-interference in the proper business activities of the abovementioned company.

The actions of the former SSU officer were prequalified under Part 3 Article 368 and Part 2 Article 369-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The issue of selecting preventive measure for suspect is currently being decided.

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.