Extradition of Mykola Chaus, the judge of Dniprovsky district court of Kyiv, from Moldova to Ukraine may take from several months to a year. This was reported by Nazar Kholodnytsky, the head of Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP), 112 Ukraine informs.
Court in Moldova is to consider prosecutor’s appeal against house arrest of the judge this week.
"We have filed all necessary documents and evidence, saying that this crime is actually corruption and not political, that the person is a fugitive from justice, thus this is all about Moldavian court’s decision," Kholodnytsky announced.
He also added that Ukrainian side cannot influence the process of judge extradition currently.
As it was reported, judge Chaus, who is suspected of corruption in Ukraine, was placed under house arrest in Moldova.
Earlier NABU officers in cooperation with agents from the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) discovered that Kyiv judge Mykola Chaus had received a bribe of $150 thousand. The money was found in glass jars, which Chaus dug in the yard of his residence.
Judge became famous for his decisions against Euromaidan participants as well as criminal case against Hennadiy Korban, head of Ukrop political party.