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Anti-Corruption Bureau opens new case against ex-Security and Defense official Gladkovsky, - lawyer

Source : 112 Ukraine

Gladkovsky is accused of ignoring the questioning at the National Anti-Corruption Bureau on July 19
17:58, 27 October 2019

Oleg Gladkovsky, former First Deputy Chairman of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council
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The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) appealed to the court with the demand to prosecute former first deputy of the National Security Secretary Oleh Gladkovsky due to non-appearance on the summon of the detectives on July 19 as Bohdan Corporation reported citing Gladkovsky’s lawyer Ruslan Volynets.

“The NABU appealed to the court with another groundless demand to prosecute Gladkovsky for non-appearance on the summoning of the detectives on the basis of Article 139 of the Criminal Proceeding Code of Ukraine,” Volynetsk noted.

According to the lawyer, the reason for the non-appearance of Gladkovsky to NABU was his visit abroad, which was planned in May 2019, not a day before the questioning. Volynets notes that the NABU detectives were warned in time on the impossibility of coming of Gladkovsky on the mentioned date; moreover, on July 19, this fact was broadly spread by the mass media.

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According to Volynets, the court session will take place on October 28 at 9:30 a.m. at the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine.

On October 24, Oleg Gladkovsky gave in his external passport

Bogdan Corporation President and former first deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleh Gladkovsky left the Lukyanovsky pre-trial detention center in Kyiv, where he was in custody due to court’s order. It was reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

Gladkovsky left the pre-trial detention center on October 21, after posting 423,405 dollars bail. His lawyer Ruslan Volynets said that his client continued a hunger strike and also informed that an electronic tag had been put on his client.

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As we reported earlier, on February 25, journalist investigations Bihus.Info, Nashi Hroshi program alleged that Ihor Gladkovsky, the son of Poroshenko's close ally Oleh Gladkovsky, deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), organized a corruption scheme to smuggle spare military-equipment parts from Russia in 2015.

State defense facilities purchased the smuggled spare parts from private companies linked to Gladkovsky and his friends at highly inflated prices. Ukroboronprom state concern knew the origin of the smuggled parts but agreed to purchase them.

Ihor Gladkovsky, along with Vitaliy Zhukov and Andriy Rogoza were supplying smuggled Russian components and components from the Ukrainian military units through straw companies at prices 2-4 times higher than market ones.

 

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