On February 26, 2020, the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) approved plea bargain agreement between the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) and the accused former Member of Parliament of Ukraine. The ex-MP found guilty on submitting false data to e-declarations. His actions are qualified under Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The HACC imposed UAH 51 thousand fine and the deprivation of the right to hold public office for one year to the ex-MP.
The investigation revealed that the ex-MP submitted the false data to annual e-declarations for the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and before dismissal in August 2019. He did not submit the following data:
- financial liabilities in the amount of UAH 52 million;
- real estate abroad in the amount CHF 2.32 million;
- ownership of a private enterprise with a share in the authorized capital of 98.2%, which in monetary terms reaches more than UAH 467 thousand.
The NABU Detectives have been conducting a pre-trial investigation since May 2017. In January 2020, the ex-MP got a notice of suspicion. On February 12, 2020, investigation was completed.
According to the Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine a person is considered not-guilty in commission of crime and cannot be a subject to criminal punishment, until he or she is found guilty by the court.