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State Investigation Bureau opens case against head of National Anti-Corruption Bureau

Source : 112 Ukraine

Artem Sytnyk is suspected of abuse of authority
14:09, 5 February 2020

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Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigation (DBR) has opened criminal proceedings over alleged abuse of authority committed by Artem Sitnyk, director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU). It was reported by Ukrainian News with reference to its own source in DBR.

"This is true, such criminal proceedings are opened," the source said.

It is known that the case was opened under Part 1 of Art. 364 of Ukraine's Criminal Code due to the statement of the Verkhovna Rada MP Oleksandr Dubinsky (Servant of the People party), who filed a document to State Bureau of Investigation on February 2, and the investigation began two days later - February 4.

Related: Ukrainian MP sues National Anti-Corruption Bureau head Sytnyk

As we reported earlier, Artem Sytnyk admitted he had had four or five vacations on the farm and had normal relations with businessman Mykola Nadeyko. The prosecution in the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) Head case noted that there was evidence of the vacations paid for by Mykola Nadeyko.

Mr. Sytnyk believed there was no corpus delicti in the case, and it should be closed. But the court rejected his appeal, thus confirming the court of first instance decision, that found Sytnyk guilty of committing a corruption act and fined him for 145 dollars.

However, the Rivne Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the court of the first instance in Sytnyk's elite vacation case.

Thus, now, according to the law on NABU, Sytnyk should be fired from the NABU director post, as he falls into the corrupt officials' register.

Related: Court found Sytnyk guilty of corruption so he has to leave office

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