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Maksym Polyakov involved in amber case states Prosecutor dropped charges against him
14:36, 20 October 2017
Maksym Polyakov involved in amber case states Prosecutor dropped charges against him

The MP expects withdrawal of charges in few months

14:36, 20 October 2017

forbes.net.ua

Maksym Polyakov, Ukrainian MP form National Front faction, suspected of bribery, states that the charges against him were dropped. He wrote that on his Facebook page.

"Today, a big victory happened, all the charges of bribery against me were dropped. The Prosecutor General of Ukraine changed the accusation – the signs of blackmail were excluded,” he states.

At that Polyakov expects complete withdrawal of charges in few months.

As we reported earlier, Maksym Polyakov is suspected of taking bribes and abusing power; he is one of the key suspects in the so-called ‘amber case’. Polyakov and his counterpart Boryslav Rozenblat are charged with taking 15,000 dollar-bribe from a company that intended to change the acting legal frameworks concerning the production of amber in Ukraine.

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The corrupt MP was stripped of his parliamentary immunity on July 11. 

The court set the $12,000 bail for Polyakov and ordered him to wear an electronic bracelet. After paying the bail, Polyakov has three times refused of wearing an ankle monitor

On August 29, the MP claimed that Kyiv Pechersk district court ruled out the decision to assign Polyakov a victim procedural status in the case of provocation of bribery of National Anti-Corruption Bureau.

In its turn, Pechersk district court denied this statement.

Polyakov also was examined by a psychiatrist – no psychological disorders detected.

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