Kyiv cop nabbed for extorting huge bribe

17:50, 24 January 2020
Kyiv
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The businessman had been receiving violent threats from an anonymous perpetrator so the patrol police officer and his civilian accomplice suggested that the victim pay them $150,000 for allegedly resolving the issue.

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"According to preliminary information, at the end of 2019, a businessman started receiving violent threats from unidentified persons. The officer and his acquaintance offered to allegedly resolve the businessman's issue with threats for a cash reward in the amount of $150,000," the SBI said in a statement.

On January 23, SBI operatives detained the two men in a sting operation upon receiving part of the bribe in the amount of $40,000.

Charges are being pressed against the perpetrators who are facing up to seven years in prison.

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