On July 6, 2020, the indictment as of the Acting Head of the Main Department of the Regional State Tax Service of Ukraine (STSU) and her Deputy was sent to court. The actions of the officials are qualified under Part 3 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation revealed that the Head of Regional STSU offered the Head of the structural unit of the regional Prosecutor's Office to provide him USD 25 thousand of improper advantage on a monthly basis.
In exchange for improper advantage, he was supposed not to counteract the illegal activities of STSU officials related to receiving of improper advantage from entrepreneurs.
The NABU Detectives documented the fact of receiving of improper advantage that, according to the suspects, was supposed to be the first tranche of the future “cooperation” with the official of the regional Prosecutor's Office.
The NABU Detectives, the SAPO Prosecutors jointly with the PGO started a pre-trial investigation as of the abovementioned facts in December 2019 and completed in April 2020. On January 13, 2020, the officials were given notices of suspicion.
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.