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 One of "diamond prosecutors" Shapakin posted second bail and got out again

First Deputy Head of the Main Investigation Department of the PGO Volodymyr Shapakin made a pledge of 6.4 million hryvnia (about $280,000) and emerged from jail.

Censor.NET reports citing TSN.

It is the second time Shapakin posts a bail. For the first time the court levied a bail of 3.2 million hryvnia (about $140,000) and the prosecutor was released from custody July 9. The decision of the court of the first instance was later appealed in the Court of Appeal. The prosecution demanded to levy a bail of 30 million hryvnia (over $1,300,000) but the court levied a much smaller amount. Shapakin have recently paid another 3.2 million hryvnia in addition to the first pledge. According to the investigators, there was information on money holdings in the amount of more than $2 million found in Shapakin's note-books.

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In addition, firearms and drugs were found during searches of Shapakin's places. The Security Service of Ukraine raided the Main Investigation Department of the PGO July 5. Deputy Head of the Main Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General's Office Volodymyr Shapakin and Deputy Prosecutor of the Kyiv region Oleksandr Korniiets were detained as a result. According to the investigation, they have entered into a criminal conspiracy and received a bribe of 3.15 million hryvnia.

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The perpetrators seized equipment from the enterprise engaged in mining of sand in the Kyiv region having blocked its activity. The prosecutors extorted and received hryvnia equivalent of $150,000 through intermediaries for providing of "assistance" in returning the equipment. Entrepreneur Valerii Hibalenko acted as an intermediary in this scheme.

 
 
 
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