On July 19, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) gave a notice of suspicion to the ex-head of one of the City Courts of Lugansk Region for allegedly committing crimes under Article 366-1 («Submission of false data to e-declaration») and Part 2 Article 368-2 («Illegal enrichment») of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The abovementioned judge is the first person who was given a notice of suspicion in terms of the NABU`s criminal proceeding based on the results of e-declarations of the persons authorized to implement the functions of state and local self-government bodies.
The investigation revealed that the retired judge hasn’t submited to electronic declarations register his 2015-2016 data on vehicles and real estate that are in his possession as well as the property owned and used by his ex-wife in the total amount exceeding 10 million UAH. It should be noted that the couple got divorce in 2011, but still lives as one family.
Currently, the NABU is preparing a motion to court to apply for a preventive measure for the suspect.
The NABU started the pre-trial investigation as of the abovementioned criminal proceeding in November 2016. The investigation was started on the basis of analytical research conducted by the Information Processing and Analysis Department of the NABU.
It should be reminded that as of June 30, 2017, the NABU investigate 61 criminal proceedings based on e-declarations analysis results.