Corruption at Kharkiv region tax office: new suspects

NABU and SAPO have expanded the circle of suspects in the bribery case involving the officials of the Main Directorate of the State Tax Service in the Kharkiv region.

As established, this winter, one of the Kharkiv region tax office executives incited a representative of a private company to give USD 55,000 for having his company excluded from the list of taxpayers meeting risk criteria. The funds were intended for the top officials of the Kharkiv region tax office, the executive, her subordinate, and a local entrepreneur involved in the bribe transfer.

On May 17, 2024, NABU and SAPO served charges on a top official of the Kharkiv region tax office (Part 4 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine), the executive's subordinate and an entrepreneur (Part 5 Art. 27, Part 3 Art. 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The tax office executive was notified of suspicion in February.

The investigation is ongoing. Other persons involved in the commission of the crime are being identified.

According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered not-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.