The investigation as of the facts of illegally received from the state budget cash compensation payments in the amount of UAH 543 thousand for rent by the Member of Parliament (MP) of the VIII convocation was completed. On June 23, 2020, the indictment was sent to court. The person is accused of committing a crime under Part 2 Article 364 (Abuse of authority or office) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation revealed that the ex-MP received compensation for the allegedly paid cost of renting a room in the “Kyiv” Hotel. In general, for December 2014 - December 2017, these illegal cash payments amounted to more than UAH 543.9 thousand.
In March 2020, the MP was given a notice of suspicion.
The NABU Detectives started a pre-trial investigation as of abovementioned facts in October 2018 and completed in May 2020.
According to Part 1 Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine a person is considered not-guilty in commission of a crime and cannot be a subject to criminal punishment, until he or she is found guilty by the court.