The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) started criminal proceedings on the possible illicit enrichment of Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, as NABU speaker Svitlana Olifira says, the Ukrainian News reports.
Svitlana Olifira says the investigation commenced on October 30 due to the court decision to look into a possible bribe.
Former Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin writes on his Facebook that the investigation started after his inquiry. The NABU told INSIDER that Kuzmin submits tons of such inquiries, and when the Bureau doesn’t grant them, he goes to court, which makes the Bureau start an investigation.
Kuzmin was the one who advocated for imprisoning Lutsenko in the past. In 2012, the ECHR found that imprisoning Lutsenko contradicted human rights, and stated that the Ukrainian government was to compensate Lutsenko 15.00 euro for moral damage.
Kuzmin himself is suspected of crimes and is on the wanted list of the law enforcers. It is believed that he embezzled a state land plot of 1.05 hectares and built a house there, abusing his power to illicitly legalize the embezzlement.