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 Prosecutor-grafter detained in Lviv region, - Sakvarelidze. PHOTOS

The PGO and the SBU detained a prosecutor in the Lviv region while receiving a bribe of $3000.

This is announced by the Deputy Prosecutor General Davit Sakvarelidze on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

"This morning the guys from the general inspectorate and the SBU detained a prosecutor of one the Lviv region prosecutor's offices while receiving another part of a bribe in his office," he wrote.

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"We have been recently informed the prosecutor has long extorted $3000 for alleviating charges in a case where he supported state prosecution in court. Prior to the detention, the fact of giving of first part of bribe was recorded, after which the prosecutor continued putting pressure and required the rest of the amount," Sakvarelidze said.

"The actions of the prosecutor will be qualified in accordance with Part 3, Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. He may face a sentence of 5 to 10 years' imprisonment with disqualification to hold certain posts for a period of 3 years including confiscation of property and special confiscation," he stated.

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"I am grateful to all guys involved in the operation for the readiness to protect the citizen, as well as taking all efforts for the briber to be detained. This arrest is another step towards cleansing the system of prosecutor-grafters, criminals and corrupt officials, and a signal to all those looking down on our determined intentions. We have repeatedly stressed our firm position - zero tolerance to corruption, and we stick to it hard. There is no place for corrupters both in the prosecutor's office, and in public administration in general!" the deputy prosecutor general concluded.

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