On June 3, 2021, the NABU Detectives, SBU Internal Security, and SAPO Prosecutors served a notice of suspicion to a former Security Service senior investigator in Odesa region who extorted and accepted USD 80 thousand of improper advantage. The actions of the suspect fall under Part 4 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Ex-SBU officer suspected of extortion and receipt of USD 80 thousand
According to the investigation, the ex-SBU officer, being in charge of criminal proceedings regarding a US citizen, demanded and received from the latter an improper advantage in a particularly large amount. In return, he promised to help relieve the measure of restraint, lift the seizure of property and bank accounts of the foreigner.
NABU has been investigating the abovementioned facts since February 2020.
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.