City the mayor of the city Volodymyr Ihor Palyonka and deputy of the regional council Valentyn Koshelnyk demanded 35 thousand dollars from the entrepreneur for the unimpeded allocation of the land plot.
This is reported by Censor.NET, with reference to policemen from the Office of Strategic Investigations in the Volyn region, who acted in the case under the procedural guidance of the specialized anti-corruption prosecutor's office, together with NABU detectives.
Volodymyr city mayor and deputy of the Volyn regional council of the 8th convocation with the involvement of third parties, they demanded 35,000 USD from the representative of the business entity, which intended to invest funds in the community of Volodymyr, provide jobs to the local population and purchase a plot of land, with the aim of using it in business activities and further establishing a production complex.
Previously, on 04.15.2023 and 06.25.2023, based on the results of the NSRD complex, the facts of obtaining an illegal benefit as a “deposit” were documented. a deputy of the Volyn regional council, Koshelnyk V.I. for the total amount of 10,000 US dollars, for further transfer of part of the funds to the mayor of Volodymyr – Palontsi.
On September 12, 2023, the employees of the Ukrainian National Security Service in the Volyn region, together with the detectives of the NABU, under the procedural guidance of the specialized anti-corruption prosecutor's office, based on the results of the NSRD complex and control over the commission of the crime, documented the fact of receiving another part of the illegal benefit in the amount of USD 25,000, by a deputy of the Volyn regional council Wallet V.I.
In the future, with the aim of "disguising corrupt actions" and not being exposed by law enforcement officers, MP Koshelnyk V.I. the subject of an illegal gain in the amount of USD 25,000 at the exchange point "exchanged" for monetary funds in euro currency.
During the search of Koshelnyk's car, illegal gains in the amount of 18,500 euros were discovered and seized. During the search of the currency exchange point, an object of illegal gain in the amount of USD 25,000 was discovered and seized. Also, after the legalization of the NSRD complex, it is planned to announce the suspicion under Part 3 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine against the mayor of the city, Volodymyr Palyontsi.
Currently, searches are being carried out at the place of work and residence of the persons involved, the involvement of other officials is being checked members of the Volodymyr City Council.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovych