Omelyan’s case to be closed due to cancelation of article on illicit enrichment

The Director of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office stated this during the session of the anti-corruption parliamentary committee
17:49, 20 March 2019

Nazar Kholodnytsky, SAPO head
General Prosecutor's Office

The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) will close the proceedings against Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan due to the recognition of the article on illicit enrichment the unconstitutional one. Nazar Kholodnytskyi, the Director of the SAPO, stated this during the session, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

“The half of the proceeding against Omelyan are appointed for April 3, taking into account the fact that the article is no longer valid, the prosecutor has no other choice, but to refuse from accusation on decriminalization of the crime”, - Kholodnytskyi said.

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According to the Director of SAPO, the same decision will be accepted about three more cases on illicit enrichment, which were passed to the court, against the military prosecutor, the Head the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine and a judge of Luhansk region.  

Earlier,  Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Bureau informed Infrastructure Minister Omelyan of suspected illicit enrichment.

NABU representatives stated that from January 1, 2000 to April, 26, 2018 Omelyan received $77,500 of official income. At least $123,214 were at his expenses within the period from 2008 till April 26, 2015.

Related: Court arrests property of Infrastructure Minister Omelyan

Later, NABU detectives claimed that the crimes of Omelyan are not grave so they will demand to choose the restrictive measure for the minister in the form of bail in the sum of almost $179,000.

On September 19, Solomianskyi District Court of Kyiv arrested the property of Volodymyr Omelyan.

Related: Case against corrupt minister Omelyan: The worst is ahead

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