Attorney General’s Office Will Be Checked For Bribe Involvement In Zlochevsky Case
NAP chief Nazar Kholodnitsky said that during investigative actions in the case of a bribe in the amount of $ 6 million for the termination of proceedings related to ex-Minister Nikolai Zlochevsky, a thumb drive of an employee of the attorney general’s office conducted online monitoring of the unified state registry of preliminary inquiries to close the case. .
He said this during a briefing on Saturday, reports a Ukrinform correspondent.
“We were somewhat surprised that it was on this production that yesterday, during the period when investigative actions took place under our official direction, the Office of the Attorney General from the USB key of one of the employees who occupies the administrative position within the UCP, there was really an online follow-up of the UDRP if this decision (to close the file – note) is really not only on paper, but also noted in the EDRR, “he said.
Kholodnitsky also hopes that the Attorney General Irina Venediktova will conduct an internal investigation into the situation.
In turn, NABU director Artem Sytnik noted that as part of the investigation into the attempt to provide improper benefits, this fact will be verified.
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He also stated that the people who paid the bribe wanted to make sure that the case was really closed, so that an “illusion” of the decision to close the proceedings had been created.
“The people who tried to transfer these funds wanted a procedural decision to close the criminal proceedings, and as part of the follow-up to the crime, an unrealistic means was used – it was the resolution that was delivered. People wanted to “ensure that the case was closed and that there was information about it in the Register of Preliminary Investigations,” said Sytnik.
As noted, detectives from the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine documented on June 12 that a former senior official of the previous government had transferred a bribe in the amount of $ 6 million to the head of the office of the specialized anti-corruption prosecutor Nazar Kholodnikom and the NABU leadership for having closed the case against him.
NABU and SAP executives said on Saturday that they had offered a bribe to close a file related to former Minister of Natural Resources Nikolai Zlochevsky’s involvement in the seizure of loan funds stabilization of the National Bank, issued in Kurchenko controlled by Real Bank.
Nikolai Zlochevsky left Ukraine in late 2014 after receiving the status of suspect of illegal enrichment. In January 2015, the GPU put him on the wanted list. In the fall of 2016, the information and statistics sheet on the former minister’s research was deleted from the website of the Ministry of the Interior. Information about the end of the search was provided on the basis of a decision sent by the Attorney General to quash Zlochevsky’s search.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru