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 Three key defendants in 'amber case' released on bail

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Key defendants in the 'amber mafia' case from the Rivne region have been released from detention center on bail. Former deputy prosecutor of the Rivne region Andrii Borovyk left on 1 million hryvnia bail ($38,760). Borovyk is suspected of organizing a criminal ring involved in illegal amber mining.

Censor.NET reports citing own sources.

Another two defendants, a prosecutor and an employee of Department for Organized Crime Control, have been also released on bail.

Read more: Blow dealt to amber mafia, dismantling operation underway, - Lutsenko

It should be noted that no court decision on the pretrial measure for the defendants has been entered into the registry, so the motivation behind the release is unclear.

The lawyers of former deputy prosecutor of the Rivne region Andrii Borovyk told reporters that the change in the measure of restraint is related to changes in the case.

Last July, court arrested Borovyk with the right to post a bail in the amount of 9,646,000 hryvnia (about $385,000).

July 4, law enforcers conducted a large-scale operation titled 'Burshtyn' (amber) in the Rivne region, with participation of more than 400 field investigators. Deputy head of Rivne regional prosecutor Andrii Borovyk has been detained. The National Police also informed that an amber mafia boss was detained in Kyiv. Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko announced of his intentions to dismiss Rivne regional prosecutor Anatolii Kovalchuk.





 
 
 
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