"Volodymyr Shapakin, former first deputy head at PGO's Main Investigation Department faces accusations under part 5 of article 27 and article 368, while former deputy prosecutor of the Kyiv region Oleksandr Korniiets is charged under part 4 of article 368, part 1 of article 263, part 1 of article 359. Their accomplice, businessman Hybalenko is prosecuted under part 5 of article 27 and article 368. Shapakin was a confidant of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, while Korniiets functioned as a prosecutor-businessman, covering up the most profitable areas of shadow business in the Kyiv region," the journalist noted.
According to him, Korniiets openly says to investigators he has already been promised an acquittal.
"This case is a barometer of high-ranking corruption in Ukraine. This case is a check of the viability and integrity of the entire system of justice and a matter of honor for PGO's General Inspectorate, for Deputy Prosecutors General Vitalii Kasko and Davit Sakvarelidze. Will they manage to bring the "diamond" prosecutors to light?" Butusov wrote.