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 Village council chairman nabbed accepting $170,000 bribe in Cherkasy region, - SBU. PHOTOS

The Security Service of Ukraine and the Prosecutor General's Office have exposed the chairman of a village council in the Cherkasy region and his two subordinates as bribe-takers.

Censor.NET reports referring to the SBU press center.

Law enforcers have documented that the chairman of a village council, a land surveyor and a state registrar extorted $184,000 from a local businessman for the allocation of land. The businessman planned to use 6.5 hectares of public land in the vicinity of the regional center for commercial development.

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The official was apprehended outside the village council while accepting part of the bribe in the amount of $170,000. The two accomplices were detained inside the village council.

Pretrial investigation is underway.

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