The investigation as of the facts of illegally received from the state budget cash compensation payments in the amount of UAH 738.74 thousand for rent by the Member of Parliament (MP) of the VIII convocations was completed. On June 22, 2020, the indictment was sent to court. The person is accused of committing a crime under Part 2 Article 364 (Abuse of authority or office) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigation revealed that during December 2014 - October 2018, the ex-MP illegally received from the state budget compensation in the amount of UAH 738.74 thousand for renting a room in the “Kyiv” Hotel. The ex-official indicated that he did not have his own real estate in Kyiv. The NABU Detectives found out that he has his own apartment but he hid this fact.
The NABU Detectives started a pre-trial investigation as of the abovementioned facts in October 2018 based on publications in media.
According to Part 1 Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine a person is considered not-guilty in commission of a crime and cannot be a subject to criminal punishment, until he or she is found guilty by the court.