Kyiv judge detained for bribe extortion

23:50, 12 January 2017
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The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine together with the SBU Security Service on January 12 arrested a Kyiv-based judge who had allegedly extorted $16,000 from a businessman, according to Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.

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"The Economic Department of the PGO, together with the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office and the SBU have detained a judge of the Economic Court of Kyiv red-handed, as he was fraudulently trying to get $16,000 from a businessman," reads the statement.

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