Spain begins extradition of Ukrainian MP

Source : 112 Ukraine

Onyshchenko is obliged to visit the court of Spain that considers the issue of the extradition every first day of every month
17:58, 1 December 2017

Spain began the extradition of Oleksandr Onyshchenko, the Ukrainian MP involved in the gas case. Andry Perov, the prosecutor of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine (SAP) published this decision as Hromadske reported.

'According to the decision of the court of Spain, Onyshchenko got the conditional release. He is obliged to visit the court of Spain that considers the issue of the extradition every first day of every month', Perov wrote.

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The prosecutor added that of Onyshchenko does not come to the Spanish then it will be the ground to put him on the wanted list in the countries of Europe.

It is noted that the defense of Onyshchenko attempted to appeal the letter of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine where the prosecutors asked Spain on the extradition of the MP in December 2016.

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We remind that the SAP asked the court to allow the investigation in absentia towards Onyshchenko. Moreover, the agents of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau suspected the workers of the 'OshchadBank' in the involvement in the loss of 156.8 million dollars that were earlier arrested. Later Yury Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine claimed that the suspicion of the NABU on the loss of the confiscated funds is groundless.

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The investigation of the gas case by the NABU began in December 2015. According to the prosecution, the members of the criminal organization owned the fund in the sum of more than 59 000 dollars received from the sell of the natural gas since January 2013 until June 2016. 'Ukrgazvydobuvannya' got the losses in the sum of the more than 27 300 dollars in the result of it. The investigation established that 29 people were involved in this case. Seven of them are on the wanted list, including Onyshchenko, 12 charging documents against 18 people were sent to the court and the judgment of the conviction came into force against 7 people.




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