Tackling corruption: Lutsenko boasts "hat-trick" of high-profile raids in past 24 hours

11:00, 10 August 2018
Ukraine
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"A hat trick today. The General Inspectorate caught red-handed the senior investigator of the PGO, who demanded $50,000," Lutsenko wrote on Facebook.

The "hat trick" referred to another two arrests made on the same day in corruption-related cases.

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According to the PGO, an official of the State Fiscal Service demanded $20,000 from entrepreneurs for reducing tax penalties.

Lutsenko also reported the detention of the owner of theinsider.ua media outlet, Oleksiy Tamrazov. According to the prosecutor general, he attempted to give a prosecutor a $200,000 bribe for assisting in lifting the property seizure order in criminal proceedings.

Lawyer Oleksandr Lemenov said the claimaint in this bribery case was a former employee of the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office, Kostiantyn Kulyk, who was himself probed for illegal enrichment.

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