Anti-Corruption Bureau to open probe against Ukraine's Prosecutor General Lutsenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Yuriy Lutsenko is suspected of collusion with his First Deputy Dmytro Storozhuk
17:45, 14 January 2019

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Kyiv Solomiansky District Court obligated Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau to open a case on a conspiracy between Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko and his First Deputy Dmytro Storozhuk to get undue benefits, as the court’s decision as of January 10, 2019, says.

On October 17, 2018, SBU Head received a statement which said that Lutsenko and Storozhuk committed a corruption crime. They are charged under the articles of Ukraine’s Criminal Code on conspiracy, committing a crime by a group of people under prior collusion, power abuse, concealment of crime, forgery, bribe-taking, failure to comply with the court’s decision.

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On October 30, 2018, Ukraine’s Security Service passed this statement to NABU as these crimes fall within the competence of the Anti-Corruption Bureau. NABU included the data into the Unified Registry of Pre-trial Investigation and refused to open the case for an absence of elements of criminal offenses which fall within the bureau’s competence.

Then, the complainant appealed to the court demanding to launch an investigation and include the data into the Unified Registry.

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“The court will oblige NABU’s official no later than 24 hours after the copy of the statement is received, include the information about criminal offenses into the Unified Registry of Pre-trial Investigations… launch probe and provide the complainants with a discharge papers in 24 hours after such data is entered,” the text of the court’s decision says.

This decision can not be appealed.  

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