The former deputy minister, who was exposed by the SBU over a multimillion-dollar bribe, has been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.
According to NV’s source in the law enforcement agencies, the official in question is the former deputy chief of the Ministry of the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Yuriy Hrymchak.
He was found guilty of extorting and receiving multimillion-dollar bribes.
Hrymchak and his assistant were detained by SBU officers in August 2019 after receiving part of the funds in the amount of $480,000.
He demanded $1.1 million from a businessman for allegedly facilitating the decision-making on the part of persons authorized to perform state functions.
The Security Service added that the court verdict has come into force.
Yuriy Hrymchak held the position of Deputy Minister of the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine from 2017 to 2019. He was dismissed in September, a few weeks after his detention.