Prosecutor General’s Office cleared former Deputy Minister of Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories Yuriy Grymchak of suspicion in the fraud and notified him about the suspicion in the abuse of influence as Ukrainian News reported citing his lawyer Dmytro Melnyk.
“Last week the suspicion against him was reclassified and now he is suspected in the abuse of influence,” he reported.
The lawyer noted that on October 21, Kyiv Appeal Court had to consider the complaint against the extension of Grymchak’s arrest but postponed the court session on November 12.
The term of arrest and pretrial investigation will end on November 14.
The defender noted that Grymchak will remain in the custody as the bail in the sum of $237.000 is not provided.
He also stated that after reclassification, the case should be passed to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau due to investigative jurisdiction and should be considered at the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court.
On August 14, the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), together with representatives of the Special Investigation Department of the General Prosecutor's Office and the Security Service of Ukraine, detained Yuriy Grymchak, the Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs, and his assistant on a $ 480,000 bribe.
Besides, it was reported that Yuriy Grymchak is under questioning in the Prosecutor General Office. Later Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) published a video of detention of Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs Yuriy Grymchak.