Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) has dropped all charges against judge of the Pechersk district court in Kyiv Serhii Vovk, who sentenced former interior minister and current head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction Yurii Lutsenko to four years in prison in 2012, said source of LB.UA in the PGO, Censor.NET reports.
Subsequently, the judge has been reinstated in the post.
This is also evidenced by several cases to be heard by Vovk on Tuesday, according to the schedule on the official website of the Pechersk district court.
The Verkhovna Rada authorized arrest of judges Oksana Tsarevych, Viktor Kytsiuk and Serhii Vovk in March last year. The arrest warrant was issued at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office following the criminal proceedings it initiated against the judges. Their actions are covered by Part 2 of the Article 375 (knowingly unlawful remand, decision, ruling or order) of the Criminal Code. High Judicial Qualifications Commission of Ukraine decided to dismiss judge Vovk at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office. However, Holosiivskyi district court of Kyiv refused to impose custody on Vovk March 6.
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