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 "Onyshchenko's case is first and alarming one on gas mafia; other names to follow," - Prosecutor General Lutsenko

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko has announced that the case of the Member of Parliament Oleksandr Onyshchenko is an alarming one on the gas mafia and promised to give more names in the nearest future.

He said this in the parliament on Tuesday, addressing MPs prior to the voting on the PGO's presentation on indictment and arrest of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko, Censor.NET reports citing LIGA.net.

"It's just the first and alarming case against the gas mafia. The department of fight against economic crimes is launching the second similar case in the nearest future, featuring more names," he said.

According to Lutsenko, the investigation will find those who allowed the criminal gas schemes existing in Ukrhazovydobuvanna SE.

See more: Parliament upholds apprehension and arrest of people's deputy Onyshchenko. VIDEO

Earlier, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine raided the office of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko March 16. The NABU stated that the searches were carried out under the pretrial investigation of criminal case initiated into abuse of office during sale of the natural gas jointly extracted with Ukrhazvydobuvannia SE.

Read more: Onyshchenko not in Ukraine, Special Anti-corruption prosecutor says

Prosecutor General's Office received a motion of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to lift the immunity of the people's deputy Oleksandr Onyshchenko in June.

On June 16, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko drafted a motion requesting the Verkhovna Rada's consent for criminal prosecution, detention, and pretrial confinement of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko. The Procedural Committee of the parliament allowed considering the withdrawal of parliamentary immunity of MP Onyshchenko on June 29.

On July 5, the parliament approved detention and arrest of the people's deputy Onyshchenko.


 
 
 
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