Fiscal service official detained "red-handed" while receiving a bribe

19:00, 05 September 2015
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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) together with the prosecutor's office staff detained in Kyiv a deputy chief of one of the regional bodies of the State Fiscal Service upon receiving a $3,000 bribe, according to the SBU press service. 

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It is reported that the official demanded money from a businessman for non-obstruction in his foreign economic activity.

The SBU said that the detainee tried to resist arrest and escape from the scene.

The official was also carrying another $4,800 that was seized by the law enforcement officers, according to the report.

Criminal proceedings were opened under Part 3 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The investigation is underway.

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