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Anti-corruption bodies to not initiate remove from office of Infrastructure Minister

At the same time, SAPO asks the court about the arrest of Omelyan's property
19:45, 19 September 2018

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The anti-corruption bodies decided to not file an appeal to the court on the removal from the office of Volodymyr Omelyan, the Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine suspected in the illicit enrichment and declaration of false information. The source in the anti-corruption bodies claimed this as Ukrainian News reported.

"We decided to not remove him from the office," one of the parties said.

According to him, there is no need to do this.

Related: SAP to intercede for seizure of Infrastructure Minister's property

Another party said that the remaining in the office of Omelyan does not influence the investigation of the case.

At the same time, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) filed an appeal to the court on the arrest of the minister's property.

"The appeals were already filed to the court. No decisions yet. We expect them," the source said.

Related: Crimes of Infrastructure Minister are not grave, he to not be arrested

According to him, the issue is about the arrest of the property of Omelyan mentioned in declaration and open registers.

Particularly, the SAPO asks the court to arrest the flat of Omelyan in Kyiv, land plot in Lviv region, house in Kyiv region where he lives, BMW X5 and funds in the national and foreign currency.

As we reported Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Bureau informed Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan of suspected illicit enrichment.

Related: NABU suspects SBU Deputy Head of illicit enrichment

NABU representatives stated that within the period from January 1, 2000 to April, 26, 2018 Omelyan received $77,500 of official income. And his expenses within the period from 2008 till April 26, 2015 were at least $123,214.

Later, NABU detectives claimed that the crimes of Omelyan are not grave so they will demand to choose the restrictive measure for the minister in the form of bail in the sum of almost $179,000.

On September 14, Solomensky District Court of Kyiv released Omelyan on parole.

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