On November 13, 2018, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) jointly with the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office drawn up an indictment and then sent it to court. It was according to the results of the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceedings as of the facts of demanding and attempt to receive 26.6 thousands USD of improper advantage by the judge of the Commercial Court of Sumy Region, On July 26, 2018, the defence was granted with access to the materials of the criminal proceeding for review.
It should be reminded that on November 1, 2017, the judge of the Commercial Court of Sumy Region was detained according to the Article 482 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine. The investigation revealed that the judge demanded an improper advantage for making decision in a business case in a favour of a construction company.
On November 2, 2017, the NABU under the procedural guidance of the SAPO gave a notice of suspicion to the judge for allegedly committing a crime under Part 4 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On November 7, 2017, the High Council of Justice satisfied a petition for consent to his arrest. On the next day, the court chose a preventive measure for the judge in a form of 5 million UAH bail.
The NABU Detectives started the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding in October 2017.
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