The law enforcers have sent to the court the indictment against Head of the Constitutional Court Oleksandr Tupytsky. President Volodymyr Zelensky has canceled the order on his appointment. Tupytsky is accused of crimes against justice as the Prosecutor General’s Office reported.
“Podilsky District Court of Kyiv has received the indictment against the former chair of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on facts of the crimes committed against justice,” the message said.
The investigation established that in October 2018, the defendant motivated by greed and in interests of the former chair of the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine, who is wanted by law enforcement bodies, corrupted a witness pursue the aim that he should refuse from testimony or provide willful false testimony in the criminal proceeding tied with the illicit acquisition of property assets of Zuev Energy and Mechanical Plant.
Besides, during 2018-2019, the defendant repeatedly provided willful false testimony to the investigator of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine in the same proceeding. They were tied with the artificial creation of evidence of defense toward extremely serious crime.
As it was reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky canceled the decree on the appointment of Oleksandr Tupytsky as a judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU), which was signed by the former head of state Viktor Yanukovych on May 14, 2013.
On May 18, law enforcement officers completed a pre-trial investigation into the chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Oleksandr Tupytsky, whose decree on appointment was annulled by President Volodymyr Zelensky. Tupytsky is suspected of witness tampering and falsifying statements to the investigators.