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MPs to be punished by prison for lying in declarations: Parliament passes law

Source : 112 Ukraine

307 parliamentarians voted for
14:40, 3 June 2021

Verkhovna Rada
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The Verkhovna Rada adopted in the second reading and in general the bill № 4651 on strengthening the responsibility for false declarations of incomes. 307 parliamentarians voted for.

The online broadcast of the plenary session can be watched HERE.

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According to the document, intentional inclusion of knowingly unreliable information in the declaration of a person authorized to perform the functions of state or local government, if such information differs from reliable information in the amount of 500 to 2000 subsistence rate for able-bodied persons (currently from $41,545 up to $166,183), punishing by a fine from $1,866  to $2,489 or public works for a period of 150 to 240 hours, or restriction of liberty for up to two years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years.

If such information differs from the reliable amount of more than 2,000 subsistence rate for able-bodied persons (currently $166,183), punishable by a fine of $2,489 to $3,111 or public works for a period of 150 to 240 hours, or restriction freedom for up to two years, or imprisonment for the same period with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years.

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Intentional failure of the subject of the declaration to declare a fine of $1,555 to $1,866 or public works for a term of 150 to 240 hours, or imprisonment for up to two years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years.

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As it was reported earlier, the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) has launched a full verification of the declarations of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal.

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