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 'Diamond prosecutors' case hearing adjourned to Oct. 12

The Holosiivskyi district court of Kyiv adjourned the hearing of the case filed against ex-Deputy Head of the Main Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office Volodymyr Shapakin and ex-Deputy Prosecutor of Kyiv region Oleksandr Korniiets charged of taking bribes to Oct. 12.

Oleksandr Korniiets told Ukrainski Novyny, Censor.NET informs.

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"The next hearing will be held Oct. 12," he said.

According to him, the new judge appointed to hear the case recused himself at Wednesday's court hearing.

The court appointed another member to the panel of judges - Oleksandr Boiko.

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As reported, Deputy Head of the PGO's Main Investigation Department Volodymyr Shapakin and Deputy Prosecutor of Kyiv region Oleksandr Korniiets were detained July 5, 2015. According to the law enforcers, the officials accepted 3,150,000 hryvnia in bribe. $400,000 in cash were seized at Shapakin's place of residence while the law enforcement officers searching house owned by Korniiets found a significant amount of jewelry, 65 diamonds and a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

Both detainees were served notice of suspicion of committing an offense covered by part 4 of article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (bribetaking). Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin dismissed them July 16, 2015. The Pechersk district court of Kyiv arrested both ex-prosecutors with the right to bail. They were consequently bailed out.

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