Mykola Chaus, the former judge of the Kyiv’s Dniprovsky district court, was detained in the Republic of Moldova. This was reported on Facebook by Larysa Sargan, the press secretary for the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
"Judge Chaus who tried to evade justice was detained by Moldovan prosecutors upon request of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, initiated by NABU," she wrote.
In a commentary to 112 Ukraine TV channel Sargan noted that Chaus was detained on February 28.
"Chaus was detained yesterday. This request was initiated by National Anti-Corruption Bureau which is investigating proceedings regarding the judge of Dniprovsky district court. Extradition check is to begin shortly, judge Chaus will be brought to Ukraine as soon as it’s over," she said.
Moldovan prosecution officers informed that the verification will not last long, according to the spokeswoman.
"That is why we expect Chaus to stand Ukrainian trial in the near future," Sargan added.
As reported earlier, agents from NABU in cooperation with agents from the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) discovered another Kyiv judge Mykola Chaus had received a bribe of $150 thousand. The money was found in glass jars, which Chaus dug in the yard of his residence.
Judge became famous for his decisions against Euromaidan participants as well as criminal case against Hennadiy Korban, head of Ukrop political party.