The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) completed a pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the facts of receiving UAH 15 thousand of improper advantage by the Head of the District Court of Zakarpattia Oblast.
On May 18, 2020, the indictment as of abovementioned judge was sent to court. The judge is accused of committing a crime under Part 3 Article 368. The investigation revealed that the judge demanded and received UAH 15 thousand from a person for satisfaction of the civil claim.
On February 8, 2020, he was given a notice of suspicion.
On April 30, 2020, the suspect and his defense were granted with access to the materials of the investigation.
The NABU Detectives started a pre-trial investigation as of those facts in January 2020.
According to Part 1 Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine a person is considered not-guilty in commission of a crime and cannot be a subject to criminal punishment, until he or she is found guilty by the court.