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 Law enforcers detain fraudster extorting $2M for alleged pressure on Kholodnytskyi in Onyshchenko case, - Prosecutor General Lutsenko. PHOTOS

The members of Major Frauds Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (PGO) in conjunction with the NABU and SBU detectives exposed a large-scale fraud orchestrated by a citizen of Ukraine who extorted $2 million for alleged pressure on Head of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) Nazar Kholodnytskyi.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"The background of the fraud was termination of criminal proceedings initiated by SAP and NABU against Member of Ukrainian Parliament Oleksandr Onyshchenko, who was put on the national wanted list on suspicion of embezzlement of public funds associated with extraction and sale of natural gas under cooperation agreements with Ukrhazvydobuvannia PJSC.

"The perpetrator was detained in a special operation while receiving the first part of the "pay-off" in the amount of $1 million.

"The fraudster faces up to 12-year imprisonment with confiscation of property for the offense he committed," Lutsenko wrote.

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