The police lieutenant colonel forced the businessmen to get “protection racket” for $1,500

There are more often than not reports of bribe solicitation from entrepreneurs by high-ranking law enforcement officials of Ukraine. Here the chief of the district police department of the Kharkiv region has failed in a bid to earn extra money.

On January 9, 2021, at the request of the policeman, in his office, the victim handed over the first part of the illegal benefit in the amount of $700. On January 21, 2021, the State investigation department of Ukraine officers arrested a police officer on the article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, after receiving the second part of certain funds in the amount of $700. The issue of serving the detainee with charge papers, choosing preventive measures  and discharging him from office is currently being resolved.

According to the State investigation department of Ukraine website, the sanction of the article provides for imprisonment for up to 10 years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to 3 years, with confiscation of property.

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 Translated by Ilona Veretelnyk

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