On November 19, 2018, the indictment as of the judge of one of the district courts of the Luhansk Region was sent to the Starobilsky District Court of Luhansk Region. The abovementioned judge was exposed on receiving an improper advantage in August 2018.
The judge is accused of committing a crime under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine («Accepting an offer, promise or receiving an improper advantage by an official who occupies a responsible position»).
The investigation revealed that the judge received an improper advantage for not bringing the citizen to administrative liability. He was exposed on August 16, 2018.
The judge was given a notice of suspicion on August 20, 2018.
In the beginning of November, the NABU Detectives completed the pre-trial investigation, the defense was granted with access to the materials of the criminal proceedings for review. The NABU Detectives started the pre-trial investigation of the abovementioned facts in August 2018.
According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine a person is considered not-guilty in commission of crime and cannot be a subject to criminal punishment, until he or she is found guilty by the court.