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 Ukraine’s National Bank Department director nabbed while accepting $25,000 in bribe. PHOTOS

Main Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (PGO) apprehended director of a department of the National Bank of Ukraine and three of his accomplices while receiving $25,000 a bribe.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the PGO press service.

"Director of a department of the National Bank of Ukraine and three his accomplices who acted as intermediaries were detained while receiving $25,000 in bribe on Feb.2, 2017. One of the detainees appeared to be a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Ukraine was notified on the apprehension," the report reads.

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According to the law enforcement agency, the head of the National Bank's Payment Systems Department developed a criminal scheme aimed at extortion of $35,000 from a company CEO which the intermediaries intended to fetch in two stages: after the National Bank will conclude the registration of Platiservice national payment system for cash and non-cash transfers within Ukraine and after it will issue the corresponding certificate to this company.

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Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko also confirmed this information and published photos of the National Bank official's detention.

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The detained member of the National Bank of Ukraine was served notice of suspicion of committing offence under part 4 of article 368 (bribe extortion and bribe-taking by an official), his accomplices are suspected of committing offences under part 5 of article 27 and part 4 of article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (mediation in bribe-taking).

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The prosecutors will request the court to impose pretrial detention on the suspects.
 
 
 
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