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 Case of ex-Defense Minister Yezhel charged with large-scale embezzlement referred to court, - Prosecutor General Lutsenko

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko says the case against ex-Minister of Defense of Ukraine Mykhailo Yezhel, who is charged with embezzlement of 43 million hryvnia, has been referred to court.

The prosecutor general wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

Lutsenko wrote: "This is the first trial in absentia of a Yanukovych minister. The Main Military Prosecutor's Office of the Prosecutor General's Office completed a special pre-trial investigation in the criminal proceedings against ex-Defense Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Yezhel suspected of abuse of office which caused damage to the state exceeding 42.9 million hryvnia."

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On Dec. 9, 2016, a prosecutor drafted and submitted indictment against ex-minister to the court in order to launch his prosecution in absentia by the Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv.
 
 
 
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