Spanish prosecutor Carlos Castresana has agreed to join the contest for the position of member of the external control committee on the audit of the effectiveness of Ukraine's National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) under parliament's quota. This was announced by lawmaker (Samopomich faction) and chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Anti-Corruption Committee Yehor Soboliev, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.
"Carlos Castresana has messaged me he agrees that we consider his candidacy. This is a great honor for us," the MP said.
Soboliev noted Castresana was the first head of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala responsible for sending Guatemala's president Otto Pérez Molina and most of country's lawmakers behind bars.
He also reminded that the competition rules envisage the collection of applications from candidates until May 3.
Feb. 23, Soboliev reported attempt to appoint "certain British national Mr. Brown" as independent NABU auditor. March 16, several members of the Verkhovna Rada Anti-Corruption Committee 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.
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