Rada committee to pick new candidates for NABU auditor, - MP Yehor Soboliev

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction Yehor Soboliev says new candidates for the position of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) auditor will be looked for.

Censor.NET reports citing Soboliev as saying on Facebook.

"Today, our parliamentary anti-corruption committee decided to look for new candidates through an open competition," the MP wrote.

According to Soboliev, possible candidacies for the post of auditor include former Assistant U.S. Attorney Martha Boersch, Spanish prosecutor Carlos Castresana and Italian prosecutor and Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office Giovanni Kessler.

The lawmaker recalled that last year the committee unanimously agreed on the candidacy of Robert Storch, current Justice Department deputy inspector general who audits the FBI and Interpol, and recommended the parliament to appoint him as NABU auditor.

"Unfortunately, the kleptocratic majority in the Verkhovna Rada blocked his appointment," Soboliev said.

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Feb. 23, Soboliev reported attempt to appoint "certain British national Mr. Brown" as independent NABU auditor. March 16, several members of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction recommended two candidates for the post of NABU auditor. According to Soboliev, that decision was illegitimate. Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) faction MP Mustafa Nayyem said: "PPB and People's Front members tampered the documents and shoved British national Nigel Brown who appeared as if from nowhere."

As a result, the Verkhovna Rada failed to support the decision to choose NABU auditor from two nominations - Storch and Brown. March 17, the meeting of the anti-corruption committee that was supposed to consider the issue of NABU auditor did not take place due to the non-attendance of lawmakers.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n433069