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 Fugitive Ukrainian Judge Chaus detained in Moldova

Mykola Chaus, a judge of the Dniprovskyi district court of Kyiv suspected of bribery, has been detained in Moldova.

Larysa Sarhan, the spokesperson for Ukraine's prosecutor general, wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"Judge Chaus, who tried to evade justice, has been detained in Moldova at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, initiated by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU)," she wrote.

"After the extradition check is over, Chaus is awaited at home," Sarhan wrote.

Read more: Interpol issues international arrest warrant for fugitive Judge Chaus

Earlier, the court overturned a request by the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) to allow the prosecution against Judge Chaus in absentia.

On Aug. 9, 2016, NABU detectives exposed Chaus accepting a $150,000 bribe. The money was put into two glass jars that the judge was trying to bury in the yard of his private house.

Read more: NABU puts Judge Chaus on national wanted list, - media

Chaus is known for trying Euromaidan activists, former leader of UKROP party Hennadii Korban and Yanukovych's ally Yurii Ivaniushchenko, also known in criminal world as Yura Yenakievskyi.

On Sep. 6, 2016, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine sanctioned criminal prosecution, detention and arrest of Chaus.
   
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