Judge from Kropyvnytskyi notified of suspicion

06.09.2022 00:00

On Sept. 6, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) notified the head of a district court in the Kirovohrad region of suspicion. The judge was exposed red-handed upon receiving USD 1,000. Two assistant judges were notified of suspicion as well. The actions of all suspects fall under Part 2 Art. 28, Part 3 Art. 369-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

As established, the judge requested the money to influence another judge not to bring a person to justice. To this end, the suspect involved two assistant judges from another court. He was exposed at the end of August.

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.