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 "Another big fish," - PGO nabs High Council of Justice member extorting $500,000 in bribe. PHOTOS

Members of the Major Fraud Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) in conjunction with the officers of the Main Directorate for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) apprehended one of the members of the High Council of Justice of Ukraine extorting $500,000 in bribe.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office.

The official of the High Council of Justice extorted money in exchange for facilitation of the ruling made in favor of a business entity by the court of the first instance as well as its upholding by the appeal and cassation courts.

See more: SFS official of Rivne region detained for accepting 238,000-hryvnia bribe. PHOTOS

As reported, the intermediary, a bankruptcy commissioner for the Justice Ministry who received the first part of the bribe in the amount of $150,000 acting in collusion with a member of the High Council of Justice, was arrested on Wednesday Sept. 21.

"The measures of inquiry are now taken to establish the circumstances of the criminal offense, bring all the guilty to criminal liability. We are also drafting a motion to impose pre-trial restriction on suspects," the spokesperson for the agency informed.

See more: Kyiv deputy governor Liubko nabbed accepting 200,000 hryvnia in bribe, - Avakov. PHOTOS

"Another big fish," Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko wrote on Facebook adding that the member of the High Council of Justice suspected of involvement in this case had been summoned to the PGO.

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