The scheme of regular extortion by officials of the "Dovhe forestry enterprise" has been revealed

Press service of the Prosecutor's Office in Transcarpathian region  7 November 2017 19:45  140164513 0166085

The scheme of regular extortion and reception of unlawful benefit by officials of the "Dovhe forestry enterprise" of the Transcarpathian Regional Forestry and Hunting Range Administration for the release of unaccounted logs harvested during unauthorized felling has been revealed. Due to the effective cooperation of the investigation department of the Prosecutor's Office in Transcarpathian region and officers of the Economic Crime Department of the National Police of Ukraine in Transcarpathian region, officials of the "Dovhe forestry enterprise" were caught when receiving illegal benefit. 

Within a criminal proceeding under Part 3 of Article 368 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, a criminal scheme of regular extortion and receipt of unlawful benefits by officials of the state enterprise "Dovhe forestry enterprise" has been documented. In particular, the senior master of forest of Zahattya forestry of the "Dovhe forestry enterprise", a forester of the said forestry and the director of the "Dovhe forestry enterprise" extorted and received bribe from residents of the region. 

The officials extorted and received the money for the release of unaccounted oak logs harvested during unauthorized felling.

The senior master of forest was detained at the workplace while receiving the second part of the unlawful benefit in amount of UAH 20,000 from a Transcarpathian, who had previously given the official $ 200.

Searches are being conducted at the place of work and residence of all persons involved in the criminal proceeding. The issue of their detention in accordance with Article 208 of the CPC of Ukraine is being decided. To note: under Part 3 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the suspects face imprisonment for a term of five to ten years with the deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years with the confiscation of property.

Tags: unlawful benefit, "Dovhe forestry enterprise", prosecutor's office in Transcarpathian region, extortion

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