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 "Amber case": attorney Kosianchuk passed price list for MP legislative services to "NABU agent"

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Investigating the high-profile 'amber mafia case,' special agent of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) Kateryna Syvokin (fake name) received a price list for parliament member services in terms of lobbying and voting the bills.

Censor.NET journalist Iryna Salii wrote in her article "Amber MPs."

Read more: Rozenblat says he communicated with "NABU agent": I discussed prices for this and that. But I didn't help her

Salii reported that on Aug. 26, 2016 the agent met some Kostiantyn Proskurko, a 22-year-old student of law school, assistant to Radical Party MP Tetiana Yuzkova.

Having learnt that Syvokin is in search for connections in the parliament, Proskurko promised to introduce her to Vadym Rudenko, secretary of the Deputatskyi control group in the parliament.

The article says that although Rudenko is not a member of parliament, he is an influential person in the Rada and assists with lobbying different bills.

As the two met, Rudenko refused to talk to the NABU agent on tricky issues. Syvokin was advised to talk to Rudenko's lawyer Viktor Kosianchuk.

"At the meeting with the woman, Kosianchuk gave her some sort of a roadmap, which was a price list for drafting a bill - from $1,000 to $10,000. The entire package of services would cost $81,000," the article reads.

NABU special agent Syvokin passed herself for an employee of Fujeirah, a UAE company interested in amber mining in Ukraine. For successful operations of her employer, Syvokin allegedly wanted to lobby amendments to Tax and Customs Codes.

Read more: Rozenblat's bodyguard agreed to cooperate with investigation, - source

On June 19, NABU detectives detained a bodyguard of Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) MP Boryslav Rozenblat. The bodyguard was carrying a bag with $200,000 in cash. The MP called it a 'provocation.' NABU head Sytnyk announced later that his agency drafted a motion on lifting immunity of people's deputies Boryslav Rozenblat and Maksym Poliakov.

On June 22, Solomianskyi court has ruled to arrest another suspect in the so-called 'amber case,' Kostiantyn Proskurko, for 60 days.

 
 
 
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