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 Interior Ministry brings charges against former State Emergency Service Head Bochkovskyi and his deputy Stoietskyi to court

The court has received the indictment against former Chairman of the State Emergency Service Serhii Bochkovskyi and his Deputy Vasyl Stoietskyi, suspected of extortion.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine.

The ministry reported that its Main Investigation Directorate has completed the pre-trial investigation of criminal proceedings into Bochkovskyi and Stoietskyi's suspected of abuse of office, extortion of bribes and land plot from subordinated heads of departments, as well as forging of the official documents.

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"The indictment of Serhii Bochkovskyi and Vasyl Stoietskyi suspected of committing the mentioned criminal offenses has been submitted to the court on Nov. 2," the report reads.

The criminal episode concerning money laundering by those officials with the use of accounts opened in the Bank of Cyprus has been separated from the main criminal case.

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The international requests to carry out investigations were sent to the Republic of Cyprus, Belize, the United States, and Latvia. The pre-trial investigation is underway.

Bochkovskyi and Stoietskyi were detained under suspicion of corruption during the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers March 25.

The suspects were remanded by the court March 28 and released four days later, having posted 1.82-million-hryvnia bails each.

 
 
 
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