Investigators of the Transcarpathian regional prosecutor’s office, together with the Economy Crime Department of the Main Office of the National Police in Transcarpathian region, detained the director of the CBR while he was receiving US $ 1,500 of undue advantage. This was reported bu the website of the Transcarpathian regional prosecutor’s office
The officials demanded that amount of bribe for assistance in the lease of the premises that is being used by the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve.
Currently, the official was arrested under Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, a criminal proceeding under Part 3 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine has been initiated, priority investigation activities are being carried out.
To note: the article provides for punishment by imprisonment of five to ten years, with disqualification to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years with confiscation of property.