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Senior prosecutor in Surkhandarya detained while taking $10,000 in bribe

The senior prosecutor of the Surkhandarya regional prosecutor's office was caught with a $10,000 bribe. He was taking this money in exchange for assisting one of the LLCs in the region with installing water-saving technologies.

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According to Hayot Shamsutdinov, the press secretary for the Prosecutor General's Office, a sting operation was conducted on June 29 with the participation of employees from the Surkhandarya regional prosecutor's office and the regional department of the State Security Service (SSS). During this operation, the senior prosecutor of the Surkhandarya regional prosecutor's office was caught taking $10,000 in a fraudulent manner in exchange for assisting "YERS" LLC with issues related to the installation of water-saving technologies.

A criminal case has been initiated under Article 168 (Fraud) of the Criminal Code, and the suspect has been detained in accordance with procedural rules.

Additionally, on June 29, another sting operation was carried out with the participation of employees from the PGO and SSS. During this operation, citizen U.Kh. (an entrepreneur) was caught taking $105,000 in exchange for helping A.T., the head of "BDK" LLC, obtain a positive expert opinion through his acquaintances J.Sh. (director of the insurance center) and the senior prosecutor of the Tashkent city prosecutor's office, in relation to a criminal case being handled by the investigative body of the internal affairs of the Jizzakh region.

A criminal case has also been initiated regarding this incident under Article 168 of the Criminal Code, and the suspect has been detained in accordance with procedural rules. It was noted that during the investigation, the actions of the prosecutor will be legally evaluated.

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