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 SAP to challenge bail defined for Agrarian Policy Ministry official caught while receiving large-scale bribe

Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) intends to appeal against the decision of Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv on the size of bail defined for Head of Department, Acting Director of the Public Assets Management Directorate of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Olena Polishchuk, who was nabbed while accepting $150,000 as a bribe.

Censor.NET reports citing the press office of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU).

Read more: Agriculture Ministry official recently nabbed receiving $150,000 in bribe remanded for 60 days with possibility to post $5,000 in bail

"On Thursday, Aug. 4, Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv imposed 60-day pretrial custody with a right to post 124,000 hryvnia (about $5,000) in bail against department head and acting director of the Public Assets Management Directorate of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Olena Polishchuk at the request of the NABU detectives agreed with SAP prosecutors, while the amount of illegal gains obtained by the official was $150,000 (over 3.7 million hryvnia)," the statement reads.

"Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office intends to appeal against the court's decision regarding the size of bail as such that does not correspond to the amount of damage in the crime committed by this person," the press office stressed.

Read more: "Once again I became convinced of need for staff replacement," - Minister of Agrarian Policy Kutovyi comments on his subordinate's detention while receiving bribe

Earlier, the law enforcers caught the chief of a department of the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry red-handed while accepting a bribe. The official was extorting $150,000 from a businessman for furthering a winning in a tender for purchase of a state agricultural enterprise.

Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv ruled 60 days in remand prison or 124,000 hryvnia in bail for Olena Polishchuk Aug. 4, 2016.
 
 
 
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