The investigation as of the facts of receiving an improper advantage by the Deputy Head of the District Court of Kharkiv was completed. On January 28, 2021, the indictment as of abovementioned judge was sent to High Anti-Corruption Court. Her actions are qualified under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation revealed that the judge demanded an improper advantage for decision-making on returning more than USD 30 thousand to the accused person.
The NABU Detectives started a pre-trial investigation as of these facts in January 2020.
On May 27, 2020, the abovementioned judge was exposed on receiving USD 4 thousand of improper advantage within joint operation of NABU, the Security Service of Ukraine and SAPO. On May 28, 2020, she was given a notice of suspicion.
According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered not-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.