On Nov. 22, 2021, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) issued an indictment against a judge of the Sumy Region Commercial Court who is charged with accepting an undue benefit of USD 4 thousand. The actions of the accused fall under Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
As established, the judge asked for the sum in turn for decision in a commercial case in favor of a private entrepreneur. The latter appealed to the court over a land dispute with the village council in Sumy region but heard a proposal to solve the issue for money.
According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered non-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.