The Security Service of Ukraine reported the prevention of two cases of extortion of money for assistance in the appointment to high positions in government.According to a statement on the SBU website, members of a criminal group who were involved in extorting promising to help appointments to senior posts were detained. In particular, they offered to businessman USD 3 million for head the Mykolayiv Regional State Administration. chairman of the Zhytomyr regional state administration they demanded $ 1.65 million.
“During the pre-trial investigation, SBU officers received information that a businessman who resigned as a retired military officer“ came out ”with a similar offer. An attacker, showing off allegedly having ties with the head of the President’s Office, the Prime Minister and the President of Ukraine , suggested the businessman for 3 million US dollars to head the Mikolaev regional state administration. The malefactor was detained in the Kiev restaurant upon receipt of $ 350K”, SBU report.
Four detainees are reported under Art. 208 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine to take a preventive measure is being decided.