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

At the same time, the law enforcers will ask the court to choose the restrictive measure for the minister in the form of bail in the sum of almost $179,000
13:49, 13 September 2018

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The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) will not detain Volodymyr Omelyan, the Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine suspected in the illicit enrichment and declaration of false information as Ukrainian News reported citing the source in the law enforcement bodies.

“They decided to not arrest Omelyan,” the message said.

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It is noted that the crimes in which minister is suspected are not grave.

Also, it was reported that SAPO and NABU will ask the court to choose the restrictive measure for the minister in the form of bail in the sum of almost $179,000.

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

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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.

On September 11, the NABU opened a criminal case against MP of Ukrainian Parliament and Deputy Chairman of Legislative Provision of Law Enforcement Activities Committee Vitaly Kupry for unlawful enrichment. 

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Earlier the Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecution (SAP) and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) were preparing a filing to strip the leader of Radical Party Oleh Lyashko of his deputy’s immunity.

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