PGO prosecutor exposed on incitement to bribery and fraud

13.01.2022 00:00

On Jan. 13, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) jointly with the General Inspectorate of the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) exposed the Deputy Head of one of the PGO departments on incitement to bribery and fraud. One more person, an intermediary, was also detained. The actions of both fall under Part 4 Art. 27, Part 2 Art. 15, Part 4 Art. 369, Part 2 Art. 15, Part 4 Art. 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

As established, the PGO official offered an entrepreneur to deal with a criminal prosecution against him carried out by investigators of the Main Department of the State Fiscal Service under the procedural guidance of the PGO. In particular, he promised to ensure the closure of the criminal proceeding and return the property confiscated during searches (computer equipment, Mercedes-Benz S400 CDI, Porshe Macan GTS, Bentley Continental GT, Land Rover Range Rover).

Such "services" were estimated at USD 100 thousand. The funds were allegedly to be transferred to the PGO leadership. Later, the PGO official raised the amount of improper advantage to USD 150 thousand and involved an intermediary.

During searches of the suspects' workplaces, NABU Detectives found large amounts of cash. The origin of these funds is being verified.

NABU and SAPO conduct all necessary investigative actions to identify other possible participants in the crime.

 

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