Oleksandr Lysak, a lawyer of a detained Odesa Mayor Hennady Trukhanov, claimed that groups of young people are likely to come to the building of Solomensky District Court in Kyiv to put pressure on the court, odessa.online informs.
According to the lawyer, he hopes that law enforcement authorities will provide order in the courthouse.
“Everything happening looks quite weird. Obviously, organizing a crowd to support prosecution means that some particular forces try to use investigation in an unfair manner,” Oleksandr Lysyak said.
As we reported earlier, Kyiv Solomensky District Court holds the session on preventive measures on Gennadiy Trukhanov, Odesa mayor, on Pavlo Vuhelman, his deputy and on other people involved.
The NABU detectives under the guidance of the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office served charges on Trukhanov due to the suspect of the embezzlement through the malpractice. Moreover, three people were detained on the same criminal proceeding.
The NABU began the investigation in November 2016 on the purchase of the former plant 'Krayan' at an overvalued price by the city council. According to the bureau, the building was sold for $149, 080 in the beginning of 2016 and the Mayor office of Odesa purchased it in September 2016 for $ 6.9 million.