On Sept. 7, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) notified an MP of suspicion of committing an offense falling under 1 Art. 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
As established, in August 2021, the MP offered an undue advantage to patrol policemen in the amount of 150,000 of unnamed currency, in exchange for being allowed to leave the scene of a road accident in which he was involved.
A motion to apply a preventive measure in respect of the suspect is to be filed. The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.
The investigation of the mentioned fact was started on Feb. 2, 2022 by the Prosecutor General based on the materials of the journalistic investigation.
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.