Saakashvili's subordinate extorted and received UAH 1.5 million (approx. $60,108) from a representative of some private company.
As prosecutor general's assistant Vladyslav Kutsenko told Ukrainska Pravda on phone, the PGO and the SBU conducted a special operation, during which, the acting director of infrastructure and housing department of the Odesa regional state administration was apprehended while receiving a bribe of UAH 1.45 million.
The bribe was meant to secure a payment from the state budget in favor of certain development company.
"The operation lasted five days," Kutsenko said.
Criminal proceedings have been instituted under part 4, article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
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