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 Head of regional state administration detained at large-scale bribetaking, - Minister Avakov. PHOTOS

Aug. 27, the police and Prosecutor General's Office detained red-handed the Head of the Lypova Dolyna Regional State Administration in the Sumy region, while receiving through an intermediary a part of a bribe in the amount of 700,000 hryvnias (about $32,671).

This was announced by the Interior Minister Arsen Avakov on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

According to him, the offenders were detained in a cafe near the administration. Searches are underway at grafter's office and residence, with custody and corresponding suspicion to be shortly effected.

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Moreover, according to Avakov, earlier the official has already been under a criminal proceeding due to extortion of a bribe of 1.5 million hryvnias for a permit to conduct exploration works in the region.
 
 
 
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