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 SAP’s Kholodnytskyi: PGO stonewalls bringing corrupt Kharkiv judge to criminal responsibility

Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) Nazar Kholodnytskyi accused Yurii Lutsenko of stonewalling investigation against ill-famed judge who tries Kharkiv Mayor Hennadii Kernes.

As reported by Censor.NET, Kholodnytskyi wrote on Facebook.

Read more: PGO is conducting searches in National Anti-Corruption Bureau, - Chief Kholodnytskyi

The official wrote: "When SAP prosecutors referred to the court the indictment against corrupt judge of one of the Kharkiv district courts, whom Hennadii Kernes actually had on payroll, it turned out that the PGO had initiated criminal proceedings against the same judge for accepting bribes and already closed them. It took place earlier than the crime probed by NABU detectives.

"We analyzed these criminal case files and made a conclusion that the materials contained irrefutable evidence of bribe extortion practices by the judge through abuse of office.

Read more: PGO seized papers in raid at NABU, prosecutor general's spokesperson says

"The fact that this judge is known as Serhii-One-Quarter in the city of Kharkiv for he extorts from 20 to 30 percent from the amount of claim for positive decision speaks volumes.

"However, rather than expose the corrupt judge and hold accountable investigators and prosecutors who have illegally closed the criminal proceedings, the prosecutor general has actually started using investigative techniques exercised during Pshonka - full of cronyism and extra-procedural decision-making in criminal investigations," Kholodnytskyi stressed.

Earlier, Prosecutor General's Office seized papers at the National Anti-Corruption Bureau in a raid carried out under the case into warrantless eavesdropping of a person.

NABU previously reported that no actions aimed at the seizure of papers or searching the offices of employees or other premises of the Bureau were made by the members of the Prosecutor General's Office as at 2 p.m. Aug. 5.

Read more: Nothing seized in PGO's search at NABU premises, - Bureau

According to NABU, the case was initiated into misappropriation of 30,000 tonnes of sugar of Ahrarnyi Fond PJSC with Deputy Prosecutor of Kyiv region Oleksandr Kolesnyk as a suspect.


 
 
 
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