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Ukraine exposes corruption scheme for transit of rail transport from Russia

Christian Fernsby |
The Security Service of Ukraine exposed heads of structural subdivisions of the Uzhhorod Railway Transport Directorate on bribe-taking during the transit of foreign goods.

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Topics: UKRAINE    RUSSIA   

The scheme caused losses to the state of over UAH 5 m ($180,000).

Allegedly, the officials organized an illegal mechanism for receiving money from shipping agencies that accompanied delivery of products from Russia to one of the EU countries. The participants of the scheme received money from shipping agencies for demurrage of rolling stock at the railway station without reflecting it in the relevant accounting reports.

To obtain money, the officials entered inaccurate information in the relevant reporting documentation.

During the searches of the suspects’ offices and residences, the law enforcement officers found financial and economic documents proving the illegal activity.

Currently, one of the officials was served a suspicion notice of abuse of office.

The investigation is ongoing to prosecute other persons involved in the scheme.

The operation was coordinated by the SBU Main Directorate for Counterintelligence Protection of the State's Interests in the Sphere of Economic Security together with investigators of the Main Department of the National Police in Zakarpattia region, under the supervision of Zakarpattia Regional Prosecutor's Office. â– 


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