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KIEV, May 20. /TASS/. The head of the Anti-corruption committee public organization and a lawmaker from the city council in Zaporizhia, in south-eastern Ukraine, have been detained on suspicion of bribe-taking, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said.
"The head of the Anti-corruption committee has decided to show how to "fight against corruption" in practice," Avakov wrote on his Facebook page, without revealing the names of the suspects.
The anti-corruption official and the deputy of the Communist Party requested that the acting city mayor should pay $10,000 so that they would not call for the termination of his powers as a secretary of the city council and a member of an executive board, he said.
The "anti-corruption crusaders" were caught red-handed by the officials of the state service on the fight against economic crimes on Tuesday as they received the first part of the bribe of $8,000, Avakov said.
The suspects now face between five and ten years in jail and may be deprived of the right to hold certain positions for up to three years and have their property confiscated.