Lawyer caught trying to bribe Odesa judge

28.09.2022 00:00

On Sept. 28, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) notified a defense lawyer of suspicion of inciting her client to give USD 1.7 thousand in undue advantage to a judge of the Odesa Court of Appeal. The actions of the suspect fall under Part 2 Art. 15, Part 4 Art. 27, Part 3 Art. 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

As established, a lawyer incited her client to give a judge of the Odesa Court of Appeal USD 1.7 thousand to have the ruling regarding her client in an administrative offense case cancelled. The lawyer received the money, but failed to implement the plan.

The investigation continues.


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.