In Odessa region the police revealed a network of bribery of voters in favor of one of candidates in people’s deputies, acting parliamentarian Vitaly barvinenko (parliamentary group “Renaissance”).

As reported on Tuesday, the Department of communication of the National police of Ukraine, the functioning of the “grid” of voter bribery involved more than 20 people. Bribery of voters was carried out on the territory of the town of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi and Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi tatarbunars’kyi and part of the Chilia areas.

According to the Deputy head of the Main investigation Department of national police Maksym Tsutskiridze, the illegal scheme worked, probably in favor of the candidate in people’s deputies Vitaly barvinenko.

For every vote in case of providing photo evidence, the voters were offered from 1 thousand to 1.5 thousand UAH.

“One of the acting deputies, which has rich political experience, organized the “grid” to bribe voters. To “work” he drew agitators offered by future voters from 1 thousand to 1.5 thousand UAH for a vote. On election day, citizens had to take a picture of the ballot in the booth for secret voting with a mark about voting for barvinenko and photo spread in the Messager,” he told Tsutskiridze.

“Grid” for the bribery of voters was more than 20 people involved. According to the chief of Department of protection of economy of Ukraine Alexander Okolica, each member of a criminal group responsible for a particular area of work: carrying out agitation, the formation of the lists and allocation of funds for votes. Now all the persons involved in the Commission of a crime, are established.

Initiated criminal proceedings under article 160 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (bribery of voters, referendum participants).

“During the searches, were handed subpoenas to all defendants, including the candidate in people’s deputies. Soon they will be declared suspects,” – said Tsutskiridze.