The Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv attached the apartment and car of Dniprovskyi district court of Kyiv Judge Mykola Chaus and refused to seize his land plot and the car owned by his mother. This was stated in the court ruling of Aug. 25 obtained by Ukrainski Novyny news agency, Censor.NET reports.
According to the finding, the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) established that Chaus had repeatedly extorted $100,000 and later $150,000 in bribe in 2015-2016 for a specific court decision.
It was found that Chaus had met with the bribegiver near the entrance to the Palace of Underwater Sports in Kyiv at 5 p.m. Aug. 9. The judge received a plastic bag with $150,000 in cash during the meeting. After that he arrived at Malynivka Lake and distributed the money.
Chaus divided the obtained cash into two parts: he put $80,000 into a glass jar and buried it on his land plot between the roadway and the fence. He put the rest of the money ($70,000) into another glass jar and left it in Toyota Land Cruiser Prado which he arrived in.
Later on the same day, around 6:30 p.m., pursuant to the agreements reached, Chaus imposed probation instead of prison time on the accused after leaving deliberations room.
Judge Chaus was served notice of suspicion of accepting a bribe Aug. 11.
NABU requested the court to attach the suspect's apartment in Kyiv, his car Subaru Legacy Outback, the land plot owned by him as well as and Toyota Land Cruiser Prado used by him but owned by his mother.
The NABU detective noted that Chaus tried to get rid of the abovementioned property as his wife started advertising his Subaru Legacy Outback July 25.
The court partially granted the petition of the NABU detective, namely, seized the apartment and Subaru Legacy Outback belonging to Judge Chaus but denied attachment of the land plot and Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
Earlier, NABU detectives nabbed Judge of the Dniprovskyi district court of Kyiv Mykola Chaus who was extorting and obtained an unlawful benefit in the amount of $150,000.
Chaus previously tried Euromaidan activists, convicted former leader of UKROP party Hennadii Korban, and made judgments in favor of Yanukovych's ally Yurii Ivaniushchenko also known in criminal world as Yura Yenakievskyi.
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