Investigation of Vinnytsia district court head completed

15.12.2021 00:00

On Dec. 13, 2021, the head of a district court of Vinnytsia region was notified of the completion of the investigation into extortion and acceptance of an undue benefit. The case materials were disclosed and will go to the High Anti-Corruption Court upon being reviewed by the defense. The actions of the judge fall under Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

As established, the judge extorted USD 4,620 in exchange for a decision in favor of an individual regarding the recognition of his right to a land share.
 
In September 2021, NABU and SAPO served the judge with respective charges.

 

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.