Anti-corruption agencies war: New twist in war between Anti-Corruption Bureau and Prosecutor General's office

16:28 Sep. 22, 2016

New twist in war between Anti-Corruption Bureau and Prosecutor General's office

Prosecution General's office, Ukraine (UNIAN Photo)

Anti-corruption watchdogs have arrested a senior Prosecution investigator over potential embezzlement 

Ukraine's National Anti-Corruption Bureau detectives have arrested a senior investigator of the Prosecution General's office, Bureau said in a statement Tuesday, September 22.

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The institution informed the man, who worked for the Department of special investigation of economic crimes, was accused of embezzlment through property, while he was investigating bribery allegations against a head of a village town in the Cherkassy region.

If the Prosecution's officer is found guilty, he could be sentenced to spend upto 8 years in jail.

The investigation against him is ongoing. 

Read also: Ten arrested in Ukraine's major gas theft probe

The conflicts between the two agencies have sparked in the past, once almost resulting in a full blown fight. 

Later the heads of the agencies gave a joint briefing, saying Ukraine's Security agency, the SBU, would investigate the disagreement. 

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