The law enforcement bodies have all grounds for holding the pretrial check in the case of MP Olga Vasylevska-Smaglyuk as the lawmaker passed the polygraph test and it showed that she concealed information about bribetaking as 112.ua reported citing lawmaker Ivan Voytovych.
“Our criminal legislation provides responsibility not only for the commitment of some actions, which are the crimes but also provides responsibility for concealing such crimes. That is why, according to my conviction, the information announced by the polygraphologist provides the grounds to tell that there are signs of crime in the actions of the MP, particularly, the concealing a fact of the serious or particularly serious crime. It provides the responsibility even the imprisonment for three years,” the lawyer said.
“Since this information was provided in fact in the mass media means then I believe that the law enforcement bodies have all grounds for putting proper information to the register of the pretrial investigation and hold the proper check on fact whether such actions of the MP as the concealing of the crime took place. And on the results of this check and holding of the pretrial investigation it will be able to establish whether the promises of the unlawful benefit or whether the facts of bribetaking took place by questioning of the witnesses and MP,” Voytovych said.
On October 18, the Tax Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine failed to support the bill #2047-d on the cancelation of the corruption schemes.
Later the mass media reported that the Office of the President demands the polygraph testing of the members of the financial committee due to this voting.
The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) opened the criminal proceeding to check the information published by the mass media.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky expressed conviction that all members of the Verkhovna Rada on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy should pass the polygraph test.
Earlier the regulatory committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine recommended to the parliament to create the temporary investigation committee (TIC) for investigation of the facts toward the meeting the requirements during the change of the owners of 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, ZIK TV Channels.
On October 17, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has approved as a whole the draft resolution, which provides for the investigation of the activities of three TV channels - NewsOne, 112 Ukraine and ZIK. 278 MPs voted in favor of the decision.