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The Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) and the SBU Security Service of Ukraine have exposed a criminal organization involved in the illegal seizure of people's apartments in Kyiv.

"The prosecutor's office and the Security Service of Ukraine have terminated the activities of a criminal organization related to the illegal alienation of real estate in Kyiv. According to investigators, a local judge was complicit in criminal activities," the PGO's press service said in a statement on November 27.

The perpetrators used forged documents, as well as unauthorized access to the State Registry of Real Estate Property Rights, and court rulings.

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It is noted that three land plots, eight apartments, two houses, 33 parking lots, and a garage were illegally seized from their owners in Kyiv in 2017-2019.

The PGO handed the judge a suspicion notice under Part 1 of Article 375 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (adoption of court decision and separate opinion of a judge).

Further pre-trial investigation is underway.