On Jan. 13, 2023, NABU and SAPO notified an incumbent MP of suspicion of specifying inaccurate information in his 2020 e-declaration regarding foreign real estate and funds in banking accounts. His actions fall under Part 1 Art. 366-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (as amended by Law of Ukraine No. 1074-Х of 04.12.2020). Since the whereabouts of the MP were unknown, he was notified of suspicion in absentia.
As established, the lawmaker failed to declare a two-story duplex apartment and a parking lot in the province of Alicante (Spain), which he owns together with his wife. NABU detectives found out that the MP purchased this property back in 2013 for EUR 190,000.
Also, more than USD 1.6 thousand deposited in Ukrainian banks turned out to be undeclared.
NABU and SAPO began investigating the above facts based on materials of Schemes: Corruption In Details investigative TV-program.
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.