May 08, 2023, 16:27
The security service put an end to a corruption scheme at the Main Directorate of the State Consumer Service in the Kharkiv region. It has been said on the website of SBU.
According to the investigation, the organizers of the scheme systematically demanded money from representatives of Ukrainian companies exporting domestic agricultural products.
Ukrainians on the causes of corruption and steps to combat it
“Illegal activities were organized by the head of one of the departments of the state institution. To implement the criminal mechanism, he attracted his subordinate – an inspector. For bribes, officials asked farmers to provide a phytosanitary certificate of conformity promised the “uninterrupted” issuance of letters. agricultural products. The amount of “tribute” was $ 100 for one truck with goods “– told the SBU.
In the event of non-payment, the defendants threatened to drag out the bureaucratic procedures for obtaining permits as long as possible.
In the Dnipropetrovsk region, an official of Ukrtransbezopasnost collected tribute from the carrier, – State Bureau of Investigation
The SBU documented two episodes of illegal profit extraction for the “certification” of 20 trucks with Ukrainian grain, and then detained the organizer of the scheme in order to receive the second part of the bribe. He and an associate face up to 10 years in prison.
Recall that in early April, an extortion scheme was exposed at the Lviv customs. The defendants demanded bribes from all small entrepreneurs importing goods to Ukraine.