In Khust, an official of the State Architecture and Construction Inspectorate was caught on bribe

2 March 2018 09:40  119172603 0174245
In Khust, an official of the State Architecture and Construction Inspectorate was caught on bribe

Officers of the Investigation Department of the Prosecutor's Office of Transcarpathian region together with officers of the Department for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime of the Security Service of Ukraine Office in the region caught the chief construction supervision inspector of the State Architecture and Construction Inspectorate Office in Transcarpathian region when receiving UAH 5,000 of illegal benefit (Part 3 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The detention took place in the city of Khust, when the suspect was receiving the money from an entrepreneur for assistance in the legalization of an unauthorized store. In return for this bribe, the official also promised not to bring the man to administrative liability for unauthorized construction.

The primary investigatory activities are ongoing, the detainee is to be notified of being suspected under Part 3 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (acceptance of an offer, promise or receipt of unlawful benefit by an official combined with extortion), and the choice of pre-trial against is being decided.

Note: The offender faces 5 to 10 years imprisonment with a three-year deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions and confiscation of property.

Source: Prosecutor's Office in Transcarpathian region

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