On December 17, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) gave a notice of suspicion to an ex-Member of Parliament of Ukraine (MP). He is suspected of illegally receiving UAH 738.74 thousand of funds as a compensation from the state budget for housing rent.
The actions of the suspect are qualified under Part 2 Article 364 (Abuse of authority or office) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation revealed that during December 2014 - October 2018, the ex-MP illegally received from the state budget compensation in the amount of UAH 738.74 thousand for renting a room in the “Kyiv” Hotel. The ex-official indicated that he did not have his own real estate in Kyiv.
The NABU Detectives found out that he has his own apartment but he hid this fact.
The NABU Detectives started a pre-trial investigation as of the abovementioned facts in October 2018 based on publications in media.
According to Paragraph 1 of 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.