On November 1, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) jointly with the Security Service of Ukraine officials and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) detained the Head of the Commercial Court of Sumy Region on receiving an improper advantage in the amount of 26.6 thousand USD.
The investigation revealed that the detained judge demanded an improper advantage for making decision in a business case in a favor of a construction company.
The Head of the Commercial Court of Sumy Region was detained according to the Article 482 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine.
On November 2, 2017, the NABU under the procedural guidance of the SAPO gave a notice of suspicion to the judge for allegedly committing a crime under Part 4 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. On November 3, 2017, a petition for granting consent to his detention was sent to the High Council of Justice.