BREAKING: Former Ukrainian Deputy Minister Yuriy Hrymchak given 10 year prison sentence

BREAKING: Former Ukrainian Deputy Minister Yuriy Hrymchak given 10 years in prison. Image: Ukraine's Security Service

ACCORDING to the Security Service of Ukraine, Yuriy Hrymchak, the former Deputy Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on bribery charges.

Former Deputy Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine, Yuriy Hrymchak, has been sent to prison for 10 years after being found guilty of extorting and receiving a multimillion-dollar bribe, according to Ukraine’s SBU on Thursday, June 2

The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) confirmed that Hrymchak and his aide were detained by SBU officers in August 2019 after being caught “red-handed” while receiving part of the funds – $480,000.

“It was documented that the official demanded $ 1.1 million from the entrepreneur for allegedly assisting in the decision-making of persons authorised to perform state functions,” the SBU said.

“The criminal was found guilty by a court decision under the following articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine:

  • Part 4 of Art. 190 (fraud);
  • Part 4, Article 5 369 (incitement to the completed attempt to provide illegal benefits to officials holding a responsible and especially responsible position).

The crime was documented by SBU officers together with NABU detectives under the procedural guidance of the SAP.”


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