"The investigation of the case of the so-called "diamond prosecutors" is underway. I think we need another month or month and a half in order to complete all the necessary expert reviews and additional investigative actions for the major part of the criminal case to be taken to court. There are several criminal proceedings, which we will continue investigating because they require more thorough testing, requests for foreign legal aid. These proceedings will be investigated further while the major part of the case will be passed to the court. According to our estimates it will take another month or month and a half," Kasko said.
It should be reminded that about $500,000 and valuables were seized from the detained Deputy Prosecutor of the Kyiv region Oleksandr Korniiets and Deputy Chief of the Main Investigation Directorate of the Prosecutor General's Office Volodymyr Shapakin. The law enforcement officers found evidence of corrupt activities of prosecutors during searches in their workplaces and in private houses.
Both detainees were served notice of suspicion of committing crimes under Part 4 of the Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The article provides for sanction of eight to 12 years in prison with confiscation of property.
The Pechersk district court in Kyiv remanded Korniiets in custody with the right to post a bail of 3.2 million hryvnia (over $142,000) July 7 and Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin dismissed him from office July 15.
Korniiets posted the abovementioned bail late July and was released from custody. Shapakin was released on bail as well.