The SSU detained an official of one of the Odessa courts who “warned” criminals about planned searches
The security service prevented a large-scale leak of information with limited access in one of the Odessa district courts.
As a result of comprehensive measures, an judge assistant was detained, who established a mechanism for selling closed information about implementing procedural measures.
For the money he offered to the participants in criminal proceedings to warn them in advance about the planned investigative actions of the law enforcement officers, including searches.
In this way, perpetrators could destroy material evidence of criminal activity and hide from justice.
The cost of “services” ranged from $100 to $1,000. The amount depended on the case’s importance and the procedural measures’ terms.
Among the “main customers” were members of organized criminal groups under investigation.
According to the investigation, the official received relevant official information after the court received requests from law enforcement officers to obtain a sanction for conducting investigative actions. The SSU documented the criminal activity and arrested its organizer.
The perpetrator faces up to 8 years in prison with confiscation of property.