An assistant judge was caught on five thousand dollars bribe (PHOTOS)
An assistant judge was arrested for 5.000 U.S. dollars bribe, in exchange for which the court was to return an offender his Mercedes-Benz ML seized by customs officials.
Yesterday, around 17:30 pm, prosecutors of Transcarpathian region in cooperation with officers of the Corruption and Organized Crime Combating Department of the Security Service of Ukraine Office in Transcarpathian region exposed an assistant judge of Uzhgorod city and district court when soliciting and receiving four thousand dollars (out of five thousand dollars) of the previously agreed amount of undue benefit.
It was found out that in return for this money 36-year-old assistant judge promised to ensure a positive court decision on the case on violation of customs regulations regarding the said resident of Transcarpathia and thus the return of the "Mercedes-Benz ML - 320 CDI", made in 2006, which had been seized by customs officers.
As it was revealed, in July the Chop customs representatives drew up a protocol on that citizen for violation of customs regulations (attempt to move tobacco products in quantities over 2000 packages in the specified car to Hungary, which was concealed from customs control).
Currently the suspect is arrested according to art. 208 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Information about this fact was included into a SSRPD on the grounds of a criminal offense under Part 4, Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (acceptance of an offer, promise or receipt of unlawful benefit by an official).
Source - Press office of Prosecutor of the Transcarpathian region
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