Court sentenced one of the accused in the Severodonetsky City Court case up to 3 years’ imprisonment

04.09.2017 00:00

The Rubizhanskyi City Court of Luhansk Region found Alikhman Akhmedov guilty of committing a crime under Part 2 Article 349-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and sentenced him to three years' imprisonment. He was an intermediary in the case of receiving an improper advantage by a judge of the Severodonetsky City Court of the Luhansk Region. The court decision came into force on September 1, 2017.

On the basis of evidence, collected by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) accused Akhliman Akhmedov of receiving improper advantage in the amount of 4,000 USD in a favor of a judge. The latter was supposed to make a decision in favor of the third party.

The judge of the Severodonetsky City Court of the Luhansk Region and his accomplice Alihman Akhmedov were detained on receiving an improper advantage in December 2015.

It was one of the first criminal proceedings of the NABU Detectives registered after the appointment of the Head of the SAPO.

The detained judge using his judicial immunity fled the country.  In May 2016 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine gave a permission to restrict immunity of the abovementioned judge. In May he was put on international wanted-list.

On June 30, 2016, the indictment as of the judge was sent to the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv. On May 5, 2017, Bakhmutskiy City and District Court of Donetsk Region started the trial in his absentia.