On December 3, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office gave a notice of suspicion to ex-official of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (PGO).
He and his accomplice were exposed on receiving USD 75,000 of improper advantage. They are suspected of allegedly committing crimes under Part 4 Article 190, Part 2 Article 15, Part 4 Article 27 and Part 4 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation revealed that the ex-official of the PGO through an intermediary (an entrepreneur in a construction company), demanded from a developer company USD 150,000 of improper advantage for allegedly transfer to the Head of one of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies.
In exchange for improper advantage, he allegedly had to ensure the closure of the criminal proceeding, investigated by the territorial department of this law enforcement agency regarding the actions of the mentioned developer company.
The NABU Detectives exposed participants of crime after they had received the first tranche of USD 75,000 of improper advantage.
The NABU Detectives have been conducting the pre-trial investigation as of the abovementioned facts since November 2019.
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.