Law enforcement officers have 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. The press service of the Prosecutor General's Office reported this.
"Under the procedural guidance of prosecutors of the Prosecutor General's Office, investigators of the State Bureau of Investigation have completed a pre-trial investigation into criminal proceedings against the former chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine for crime against justice (Part 2 of Article 384 and Article 386 of the Criminal Code)," the statement says.
According to the investigation, in October 2018, the suspect "bribed a witness for selfish motives and in the interests of the former head of the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine, wanted by law enforcement agencies," aiming of refusing to testify or giving intentionally false statements in criminal proceedings related to the illegal seizure of property assets of PJSC Zuyev Energy and Mechanical Plant.
In addition, during 2018-2019, the suspect "repeatedly provided the investigator of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine in the same proceedings with intentionally false statements, combined with the artificial creation of evidence of protection for an especially grave 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.