Chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine Svyatoslav Protas and the head of the Sanitary Service of Ukraine Chepurnoy were detained today.
According to the Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, searches are being carried out in all the country. 19 regional chief sanitary doctors are being interrogated and some of them will be detained.
The doctors are suspected of organizing a criminal scheme to launder the budget.
'Participants of the shady deal were detained while cashing and receiving the first tranche of the stolen money (400,000 UAH),' Avakov said.
According to the Interior Ministry, Protas was the organizer of the criminal scheme. It was he who developed the algorithm for stealage of money the rules, which let launder the budget money. All his 19 subordinates agreed with the criminal scheme and only one was against it.
'We have registered 11 cases of extortion and receiving bribes from subordinates of Protas,' Avakov mentioned.
He noted that all those who had agreed to the great cheating were respected in society and occupied high positions. The names of the suspects were not disclosed.
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