According to her, the head of the court with another judge of the same court who is suspected of committing a corruption offense offered a $300,000 bribe to chief anti-corruption prosecutor Kholodnytskyi for closing criminal proceedings against the latter.
"The judges were detained red-handed with a part of the sum - $50,000," Varchenko said.
She added that the judge who tried to avoid criminal responsibility was "under house arrest."
The actions of the detainees fall under Part 4 of Art. 369 of the Criminal Code. They are faced with imprisonment for up to 10 years with confiscation of property.