Deputy Minister of Community Development, Territories and Infrastructure

, Vasyl Lozynsky

, was found guilty of taking a bribe of 400,000 dollars.

The police revealed the details of the scam.

This is reported by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau.

The detectives noted that in the summer of 2022, the Cabinet of Ministers allocated 1.68 billion hryvnias for the restoration of critical infrastructure facilities and providing the population with light, heat and water supply in the winter.

The investigation established that a number of officials embezzled part of state funds.

Photo: NABU

"Officials concluded contracts with entrepreneurs at inflated prices. The business, in its turn, had to hand over 280 million hryvnias to the officials for the "victory" in the tenders, which was the difference between the real and purchase cost of the services," the department said in a statement.

920,000 hryvnias and 38,700 dollars were seized during searches of the businessmen's office.

The law enforcement officers established that the Deputy Minister of Development of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine was involved in the scam.

It was possible to expose him thanks to operative penetration of detectives into the group.

More than 150 NABU employees took part in the denunciation operation.

A criminal case was opened against the deputy minister under Part 4 of Art.

368, Part 5 of Art.

191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Currently, the investigation is ongoing, all persons involved in the scam are being identified.

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