On June 7, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) jointly with the employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) detained a judge of Commercial Court of Sumy Region on receiving 4,000 USD of improper advantage.
The judge received an improper advantage for the decision in a commercial case in the interests of a private entrepreneur.
The abovementioned entrepreneur appealed to the court for infraction the rights of the village council of the Sumy region in the land issue. He received a proposal to give a bribe for solving his problem.
The actions of the judge is qualified under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
According to 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.