The prosecutor's office launched criminal proceedings over possible bribes to traffic policemen
The prosecutor's office launched criminal proceedings on the materials published in the media regarding the alleged bribery of traffic police officers
The Investigation Department of the Transcarpathian regional prosecutor's office made an entry to the URPI and started preliminary investigation under Part 3 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (obtaining undue advantage by an official) following the materials published in the media regarding the alleged bribery of traffic police officers.
During the monitoring of the media, the prosecutors found a piece titled "Bribery of Transcarpathian "policemen" at the traffic police post in the village of Velyka Kopanya was being filmed for a long time (VIDEO)"
After reviewing the video on the site, it was found out that it really captured drivers seemingly giving traffic police officers cash, but this information can be verified only by pre-trial investigation.
Therefore, given that the information in the electronic media contains enough data which may indicate a criminal offense, the prosecution office entered the appropriate information to the URPI and started investigation.
Part 3 of Art.368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine - acceptance of the offer, promise or receipt of undue advantage by an official is punishable by imprisonment for a term 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.