Censor.NET reports citing the NABU press service.
As reported, the officials have been detained on charges of a criminal offense under part 4, article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (receipt of undue profit on a large scale).
It has been established that the group intentionally extorted $36,000 from a Kyiv businessman for facilitating a problematic financial issue and received $10,000 as part of the sum.
During searches, except for a number of physical evidence in the case, 1.7 million hryvnia (approx. $68,000), £33,000, €112,000, $270,000 were seized in the office of one of the detainees. The origin of the funds is being established.
The grafters face eight to twelve years in prison with a ban to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years with confiscation of property.