New Cold War.org, Sept 14, 2015
Three news articles are enclosed.
SBU catches State Employment Service chief taking bribe
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Prosecutor General’s Office have arrested the head of the central office of the State Employment Service, Yaroslav Kashuba, the SBU press center has reported. He is charged with bribery.
“The official has organized a scheme for receiving bribes from participants in tenders conducted by the State Employment Service. He used his subordinates in these illegal schemes, they forced entrepreneurs to pay to become winners of tenders,” the SBU said in a statement on its official website on Friday.
According to the report, the offender was detained in an official car in the center of Kyiv while receiving a bribe of UAH 622,000. During the inspection of the car, law enforcers also found a large amount of cash in national and foreign currency, and a hunting rifle with cartridges.
Criminal proceedings have been launched under Part 3 of Article 368 (acceptance of an offer, promise or obtaining undue advantage by an official) and Part 3 of Article 28 (an offense committed by an organized group) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine reported that together with the Security Service of Ukraine they detained “one of the top officials of the State Employment Service of Ukraine” while receiving a bribe worth over UAH 600,000.
“The official received these funds for providing unlawful assistance to representatives of commercial structures while participating in public procurement and for the further misappropriation of budget funds… The offender was detained at the scene of the crime,” the PGO’s press service reported on Friday.
The Security Service and the Prosecutor General’s Office have not made the name of the detainee public.
Kashuba was appointed in February 2015.
In Kyiv, the head of the State Employment Service, Kashuba is arrested
Report on LB.ua, Sept 11, 2015. Excerpt: “It is reported that the official was detained in his car in the center of Kiev during receiving a bribe of UAH 622 000. When searching his car, the law enforcement officers also found a large sum of money in foreign and national currencies and a hunting rifle with cartridges.”
State Employment Service head Kashuba detained for bribe of UAH 622,000
Censor.net.ua, Sept 11, 2015 (photo story)
A twist of a fate: The head of Ukraine’s Employment Service, Yaroslav Kashuba, has been arrested for a bribe of 622,000 UAH (app. $30,000).
Kashuba was appointed after Maidan and is known as the author of the work ‘Corruption and the Responsibility for Corruption’. The Security Service of Ukraine and the Prosecutor General’s Office detained him while he was receiving a bribe.
During examination of the car, law enforcers also found a large sum of money in foreign and local currencies and a rifle and munition.
According to the SBU, the Head of the State Employment Service has organized a “business” to receive bribes from participants of tenders at his ministry. The illegal schemes involved his subordinates who forced entrepreneurs to pay money to win a tender.
From the LB.ua report above:
Yaroslav Kaszuba was born in 1970 in Lviv. He graduated from Lviv State University after studying law.
In 2002, he graduated from the Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, specializing in business management. In 2007, he graduated from the Lviv Regional Institute of Public Administration of the National Academy of Public Administration with a Master of Public Administration. He has a doctorate in economic science.
He began his career in 1991 as an assistant of the Lviv City Council deputy chairman. From 1995 to 2006, he worked in senior positions in government agencies, medical institutions and the scientific sphere.
From 2006 to 2008 – Chairman of the Mission of the State Committee of Ukraine for Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship in Lviv region – Advisor to the head of the State Committee.
From 2008 to 2010 he was deputy chairman of the Lviv regional state administration. From 2010 to 2014, he was Professor of Theoretical and Applied Economics at the National University Lviv Polytechnic.
In May 2014 he returned to public service. At first he worked in the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, later he was head of State Financial Supervision for the the Kiev region.
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