The official, detained while receiving 5 thousand U.S. dollars, has been notified on suspicion of having committed a criminal offense
January 14th, the Prosecutor of Transcarpathian region notified the Deputy Chief of one of the departments of the Main Office of the Ministry of income and taxes in Transcarpathian region on the suspicion of having committed a criminal offense under Part 4 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (acceptance of an offer, promise or receipt of unlawful benefit).
The 36-year-old officer demanded and received from an Uzhgorod entrepreneur 5,000 USD for obtaining a license for retail trade of alcoholic beverages and further assistance in carrying out business activities.
The officer received the first installment of the illegal benefit – one thousand dollars – in advance. While receiving the second installment – 4 thousand dollars – he was arrested by regional prosecutors and police officers near one of Uzhgorod cafes.
The official was detained under Art. 208 of the CPC of Ukraine and put in a temporary holding facility.
The pre-trial investigation into this criminal offense is carried out by Prosecutors of the Transcarpathian region.