"The detained law enforcers are suspected of systematic extortion of $5,000 from businessmen for smooth clearance of containers with products. If refused, they threatened with criminal proceedings. Both prosecutors and their accomplice were detained red-handed," operation leader Vitalii Opanasenko said.
As reported, one of the corrupt prosecutors before meeting with a businessman who was supposed to give the money, took IQ tests in a bid to occupy a leading position in the local prosecutor's office.
A pre-trial investigation in a criminal proceeding under Part 3 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is underway (receiving a proposal, promise or undue profit by an official).
Offenders may face a five to ten years imprisonment with disqualification to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years with confiscation of property and with special confiscation.