Criminal Offenses in the Sphere of Land Relations
Official Information announced at the Meeting of the Council for National Security and Defense of Ukraine on November 21, 2008
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (MIA) in 2008 detected more than 2,4 thousand crimes related to land, including 1678 crimes in the field of privatization of land. 1153 officials were brought to criminal liability, among which 298 state officials and 212 officials of local self-governance. 253 persons entrusted with discharge of functions of public administration were subject to administrative sanctions. In the course of criminal investigations MIA calculated damages caused to the state to the tune of UAH 529 million. MIA succeeded to reimburse UAH 462 million.
Security Service of Ukraine during 9 months of 2008 started 79 criminal cases in respect of violation of land legislation, including 25 cases about bribery.
Public Prosecutors initiated 808 criminal cases, out of which 402 were directed to courts. Prosecutors challenged more than 5400 illegal decisions of bodies of public administration. Prosecutors managed to bring to responsibility 3300 officials, out of which 322 – representatives of state control bodies. Public prosecutors returned to the state ownership over 10 thousand hectares of land illegally alienated from the state.
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