During the last half-year, 17 regional prosecutors and 56 deputy prosecutors have been substituted. Also, 22 criminal cases against the worker of this institution have been filed. The General Prosecutor’s Office reported.
During the same period, 113 senior officials were dismissed at the Prosecutor’s Office. There are 36 workers of the General Prosecutor’s Office, four heads of regional prosecutor’s offices, 53 deputy heads of the regional prosecutor’s offices and 20 heads of the local prosecutor’s offices among them.
The law enforcement workers filed 22 criminal cases against 28 workers of the prosecution bodies. Nine accusations against 12 court workers were referred to the court. Pre-trial investigations continue against 16 other people.
Beyond that, the investigators of the General Inspection of Interior Investigations investigate the fact of extortion of 400 thousand UAH by a deputy head of one of the prosecutor’s offices in Kherson oblast. According to the data of the investigators, the Prosecutor extorted money from a citizen for fixing a land seizure and a closed criminal case.
The official was caught red-handed during receipt of a 300 thousand UAH part of the bribe, in December 2016.
Source: the General Prosecutor’s Office