Former Prosecutor of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine Oleksandr Matiushko, sentenced by the High Anti-corruption Court to two years in prison for a proposal of USD 10 thousand for a post in NABU, has been detained today by Detectives. He has been taken to a pre-trial detention center pending his transfer to a penal colony. As previously reported, the ex-prosecutor was declared wanted as he evaded serving his sentence after the HAAC verdict came into force in early February 2021.
The investigation as of the facts of abuse of office by the former Head of one of the units of the Logistics Department of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine completed. On November 10, 2020, the indictment was sent to court. His actions are qualified under Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Within the investigation of a corruption scheme of receiving an improper advantage for the abuse of office by the Member of Parliament (MP), NABU and SAPO sent a draft notice of suspicion as of the acting MP to the Prosecutor General. However, as of September 15, 2020, the letters remained unanswered, which makes it impossible to bring to justice all the participants in the crime.
The effective investigation of over 190 cases, which the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (PGO) investigated until November 2019, became the challenge for NABU.
On January 13, 2020, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) jointly with the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (PGO) gave notices of suspicion to the Acting Head of Main Department of Regional State Tax Service of Ukraine (STSU) and her Deputy.
On December 3, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office gave a notice of suspicion to ex-official of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (PGO).
Ukrainian mass media have recently published 87 pages sent by Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (the PGO) to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (the NABU) in March 2017. In this regard, we want to clarify the context and the key points of their content in order to prevent manipulation and distortion of information.