Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Bureau opened the criminal investigation due to the appointment of Yuriy Lutsenko as the Prosecutor General under a bribe. Renat Kuzmin, the ex-First Deputy Prosecutor General, filed the respective appeal, posting it at Facebook.
‘The case was initiated when the NACB examined my appeal; I will pass the detectives the original letter written by Olexandr Onyshchenko who confesses that he had given bribes to other MPs, so that they would support Lutsenko for this office,’ he wrote.
In early December 2016, Olexandr Onyshchenko – back then, the Ukrainian MP, accused Petro Poroshenko’s administration of bribing fellow MPs to support Yuriy Lutsenko’s candidacy as the Prosecutor General. Onyshchenko, who himself gave a bribe to become an MP, fled the country and now is wanted by Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies.