Tax officials nabbed in Kyiv accepting bribe, 1.7 million hryvnia, €112,000, $270,000 seized, - NABU. PHOTOS

On July 27, 2016, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), the National Police and the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) conducted a series of searches and detained two officials of the tax inspection of one of Kyiv districts - an investigator and a head of a financial investigations department - as well as a lawyer who acted as a go-between.

Censor.NET reports citing the NABU press service.

As reported, the officials have been detained on charges of a criminal offense under part 4, article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (receipt of undue profit on a large scale).

It has been established that the group intentionally extorted $36,000 from a Kyiv businessman for facilitating a problematic financial issue and received $10,000 as part of the sum.

During searches, except for a number of physical evidence in the case, 1.7 million hryvnia (approx. $68,000), £33,000, €112,000, $270,000 were seized in the office of one of the detainees. The origin of the funds is being established.

The grafters face eight to twelve years in prison with a ban to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years with confiscation of property.

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