Re-examination proved the authenticity of signatures of the Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine in so-called “black ledger” of the Party of Regions

16.03.2017 00:00

According to the results of graphological examination the signatures of the Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine (CEC) in the so-called “black ledger” of the Party of Regions are authentic. The graphological examination was carried out by the experts of the Kharkiv Research Institute of Forensic Examinations n.a. Bokarius and the State Scientific Research Forensic Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. 

The NABU received the results on March 15, 2017. The examination confirmed that four signatures and three entries were made by the Chairman of the CEC himself. He is suspected of receiving an improper advantage in especially large amount.

So, the authenticity of the signatures of the Chairman of the CEC in the so-called “black ledger” of the Party of Regions has been confirmed for the second time. For the first time the examination was done by the State Scientific Research Forensic Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

It should be reminded that on December 13, 2016, the Chairman of the CEC was given a notice of suspicion in committing crimes under Part 3 and 4 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The total amount of bribes, the suspect has allegedly received, is 161,698 USD that, at the time of the alleged offense, was equal to 1,294,438 UAH according to the exchange rate of the National Bank of Ukraine.