On December 19, 2019, 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 ex-First Deputy Head of the State Migration Service of Ukraine (SMSU) on receiving an improper advantage.
State Migration Service of Ukraine
On April 25, 2018, the Officer of the Main Office of the State Security Service of Ukraine in the City of Kyiv and Kyivska Oblast (SSU) was given a notice of suspicion of committing a crime under Part 4, Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
He was exposed on receiving an improper advantage in the amount of 47.5 thousand USD.
The intermediary (who acted in transferring of funds) was also given a notice of suspicion. The abovementioned person is suspected of committing a crime under Part 5 Article 27, Part 4 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
In April 2017 the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) started an undercover operation to embed the special agent to an organized criminal group consisting of current and former officials of the State Migration Service of Ukraine (SMSU). According to the operational data, upon prior conspiracy, the officials of the SMSU demanded and received funds for providing to foreigners the citizenship of Ukraine, certificates for temporary residence in Ukraine, as well as for quickening the production of biometric passports for Ukrainian citizens.