"There will be another attempt to consider the appeal within the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceedings into defendant Oleksandr Korniiets, former Deputy Prosecutor of the Kyiv region. It should be reminded that he was detained for taking bribes in July and has been most recently served another notice of suspicion of the extortion of property and funds from the entrepreneur. Following his arrest in July, Korniiets was released on bail in the amount of more than 3 million hryvnia under court's decision. Now the prosecutors of the General Inspectorate procure that this amount to be transferred to the state budget because he fails to perform duties imposed on him by the court. The court also ruled that Korniiets posted bail of nearly the same amount under another proceeding. However, it has not still been done. Therefore, the prosecutors requested the court to change the pretrial restriction and take defendant into custody," he wrote.Read more: Trial against "diamond" prosecutor Korniiets postponed until Nov. 19 through suspect's hospitalization
"The court had to consider both appeals within 72 hours from the time of their submission. However, this case has not moved forward much to my regret. The reason for this is simple and clear: Korniiets is aware that the law is not on his side, especially since the pre-trial investigation is actually completed. And this is why he is trying to deliberately drag out the case as long as possible by all means. All methods are used: regular disregard of the court meetings, the constant motions for recusal of judges, speculation on health problems, which then suddenly inexplicably disappear exactly on the day after the scheduled meeting of the court that he has ignored. It certainly does not look like the behavior of a person confident of his innocence, but rather the opposite - lingering the inevitable," deputy prosecutor general wrote.
"I hope that common sense will prevail this time after all and Mr. Korniiets will fulfill his legal obligation to attend the court and provide the law enforcers with opportunity to do their job and cease showing miracles of ingenuity considering another reason not to come. Dragging out the trial certainly complicates our work and the work of judges, but I'm sure it will not obstruct it," Sakvarelidze concluded.Read more: Ex-Justice Minister Lukash allowed to remove tag while her bail halved