In Zhytomyr region police exposed the activities of a criminal group on illegal logging, which has caused the state losses for the sum of 3,2 million UAH This was announced by the Deputy Prosecutor of the Zhytomyr region , Alexander Beloshitsky, UNIAN reports.
According to him, the Prosecutor’s office performs procedural management in criminal proceedings on the fact of organizing and holding illegal felling of the forest organized criminal group of six people in Olevsk district and other crimes in the sphere of office activity.
It is established that the inhabitant of the Olevskii district, — the Deputy of the village Council, being in the position of Director of a limited liability company, with the aim of organization of illegal felling of forest and the further implementation of the timber in Ukraine, in may 2015, she organized and headed a criminal group, which attracted five other villagers, one of whom is a member of the village Council of Elevsina.
Thus, organized group, with the assistance of employees of state forest protection, during June-July of 2015, almost every day carried out illegal felling of trees in the forest Olevsky district, which sustained significant harm to the environment and state interests in excess of 3.2 million UAH.
Illegal activity of a criminal group was exposed, together with the staff of Prosecutor’s office and the office of protection of economy in the field of Department of protection of economy of Ukraine Ukraine.
Wednesday, November 30, the Prosecutor’s office reported about suspicion to the organizer and another member of criminal group who are deputies of local councils Olevsky district, in committing crimes under part 3 of article 28 ( Commission of crime by group of persons), article 246 ( illegal cutting of forests), part 2 of article 364-1( abuse of power or official) Criminal code of Ukraine.
Also, in coordination with the procedural Prosecutor, it is reported about suspicion to other partners organized group in the Commission of illegal felling of forest.
The prosecution is in the public interest sued about compensation of the suspects caused losses of $ 3.2 million UAH.
Pre-judicial investigation proceeds. Now the issue of election to malefactors the measure of restraint.
Earlier it became known that in Transcarpathia for the investigation of illegal logging will create a special task force.
In the Zhytomyr region exposed the illegal felling of 01.12.2016