Investigation as of the Head of one of Interregional Departments of the Ministry of Justice was completed

16.10.2020 00:00

The pre-trial investigation as of the Head of Western Interregional Department of the Criminal Sentence Enforcement and Probation of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine was completed. On October 15, 2020, the suspect and the defense had been granted with access to criminal proceeding for review.

The investigation revealed that the official has demanded and received on a monthly basis bribes from the subordinate Heads of the State Criminal-Executive Services. In exchange, he promised that Western Interregional Department of the Criminal Sentence Enforcement and Probation of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine will not carry out inspections of compliance with the prison sentence and will not take measures to control economic activity in the subordinate services of execution of punishment.

On March 11, 2020, the official was exposed on receiving an improper advantage within joint operation of NABU, the SSU and SAPO.

On March 19, 2020, the official was given a notice of suspicion.

The NABU Detectives started a pre-trial investigation as of these facts in January 2020.

 

For reference:

There are 27 corrections facilities in the territory of Lviv, Volyn, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne and Ternopil Regions under the jurisdiction of the Western Interregional Department of the Criminal Sentence Enforcement and Probation of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

 

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.