Lawyer caught offering USD 200,000 to NABU detective and SAPO prosecutor

NABU and SAPO have exposed a lawyer from one of the capital's law firms, who offered USD 200,000 in undue advantage.

The money was given to a NABU detective and a SAPO prosecutor for transferring the case involving the lawyer's client to another pre-trial investigation body.

The case concerns the misappropriation of electricity from NPC Ukrenergo and the legalization of funds received from its sale, totaling UAH 716 million.

The lawyer's actions fall under Part 3 Art. 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered not-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.