On Feb. 10, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) filed an indictment against the chairman of one of the district courts of Vinnytsia region, who is suspected of receiving an undue benefit. The actions of the judge fall under Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
As established, the judge extorted USD 4,620 in exchange for a decision in favor of an individual on the recognition of his right to a land share.
In September 2021, NABU and SAPO served the judge with respective charges. In December 2021, the investigation was completed, the defense got access to the case files.
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.