The indictment as of the former Minister, who is charged with submitting false data to e-declaration (Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine), was sent to the High Anti-Corruption Court.
As the investigation revealed, the Minister did not submit data on the financial liabilities for a total amount of almost USD 1.25 mln to e-declarations for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. In July 2019, an official was given a notice of suspicion.
On August 7, 2019, the suspect and his defense were granted with access to the documents of pre-trial investigation.
The NABU Detectives under the procedural guidance of the SAPO Prosecutors conducted a pre-trial investigation of the facts since September 2018.
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.