The court has attached the house with total area of 1,068 square meters together with cellars, sheds and a garage of 142 square meters. The house is situated on 150 Vyshhorodska Str. (Mezhyhirske forestry).
As previously reported, criminal proceedings into misappropriation of public property were initiated Sept. 25, 2015. In particular, the officials of the State Management of Affairs, 'Pushcha-Vodytsia' recreation facility, and the Kyiv City State Administration authorized ex-Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin to construct a house in the territory of 'Pushcha-Vodytsia' recreation facility owned by the State Management of Affairs regardless of the fact that it was situated in the recreational area, where construction of private houses was prohibited.
The State Management of Affairs granted Kuzmin the use of 'Pushcha-Vodytsia' holiday center in November 2006. In summer of 2008, Kuzmin obtained permission to carry out major repairs, pledging to invest 1 million hryvnia in its redevelopment. A month later, he received permission for recreation facility redevelopment along with construction of a guest house, bathhouse, gazebo with barbecue, and fence.
As a result, Kuzmin renovated the building of 'Pushcha-Vodytsia' recreation facility and built a new huge house with total area of 1,068 square meters, which he obtained ownership of in December 2010. Subsequently, the house was bestowed to Lidia Shumakova by parts. Journalists for Slidstvo.Info previously suggested that she was Kuzmin's mother-in-law. By its ruling, the court prohibited the owner to transfer, manage, use, dispose of, and alienate the house itself and all above-mentioned household outbuildings.
The Main Investigation Directorate of the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) is probing this case now.
It is noted that in May 2014, the criminal proceedings were initiated against Kuzmin over the illegal detention of former Interior Minister Yurii Lutsenko (the current Prosecutor General of Ukraine) in 2010. The PGO made attempt to refer this case to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). However, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) returned the case to PGO this June since it did not fall within its jurisdiction.
Renat Kuzmin was put on the wanted list in June 2014. July 16, 2016, ex-Deputy Prosecutor General's lawyer alleged that Kuzmin was in Ukraine. Besides, Kuzmin claimed that he became lawyer of mother of murdered journalist Oles Buzyna this spring.