Judge of Dniprovsky District Court of Kyiv Mykola Chaus, who is suspected of committing a crime under Part 4 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“Accepting an offer, promise or receiving an improper advantage by an official”), was detained in Moldova on the basis of information the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine gave the National Anticorruption Center of Moldova.
Currently the NABU Detectives are preparing a request for the judge extradition. After receiving the official information about the suspects’ detention the NABU within ten days can file a request to the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine for the judge‘s extradition (according to Article 574 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). After receiving the NABU’s request the General Prosecutor of Ukraine should direct it further to a competent foreign authority. The final decision will be passed by the court of the Republic of Moldova.
It should be reminded that on August 9, 2016, the Detectives of the NABU exposed the judge Chaus who received an improper advantage in the amount of 150 thousand USD for taking illegal court decision.
On September 6, 2016, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine allowed the judge Chaus detention and prosecution. But using his judicial immunity, the suspect fled the country.
On August 16, 2016, judge Chaus was put on the national wanted list. On November 11, 2016, he was placed on Interpol's international wanted list.