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Ukraine: Kyiv city official charged in $125,000 extortion scheme

Deputy Head of Kyiv city state administration Mykola Povoroznyk is suspected in extortion of 125,000 U.S. dollars. A source in Ukraine‘s state security service, the SBU, reported that the official demanded money from real estate developer company, using the aid of a mediator – in exchange for favorable conditions that he would promote in the city hall.

The SBU’s unit for economic security busted Povoroznyk who, along with his sidekick, also planned another affair to get a hand on 246,000 dollars from a different construction project.

The mediator was detained after he got the bribe in the amount of 60,000 dollars.

The SBU conducted respective searches in the building of Kyiv city state administration. The investigation is underway.

In February, employees of the Military Prosecutor’s Office detained the director of a state-owned plant after taking a $ 5,000 bribe. This was stated by the press service of the Military Prosecutor’s Office in the Central region. 

It is reported that the official received this amount for concluding a contract for storing property and then concluding a lease agreement for non-residential premises, which was located on the territory of the plant that is part of the Ukroboronprom group of companies.

Original article on 112.international

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