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The blackmailer demanded $15,000 from a resident of the capital for the closure of criminal proceedings with respect to a fictitious business and appropriation and embezzlement.

For this money, the police officer also promised to return to the suspect the physical evidence seized during the investigation.

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Criminal proceedings were initiated under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Investigative actions are under way.