13:10 20.09.2016

Court ruling: Former NAU Acting Rector placed under home arrest

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Kyiv’s Shevchenkivsky district court at a meeting on Monday passed a judgment of a partial home arrest for a period of two months of Former acting rector of the National Aviation University Volodymyr Kharchenko.

According to the court, Kharchenko is required to wear an electronic bracelet and stay at home during certain hours of the day, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent said.

The court denied the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office to place Kharchenko into custody due to his poor health condition. Prosecutor Maksym Kravchenko said that the decision does not correspond to the charges and is illegal.

As reported, on August 26 law enforcers detained former acting rector of the National Aviation University when he was taking a bribe of EUR170,000. Afterwards the Education and Science Ministry of Ukraine dismissed Volodymyr Kharchenko as the acting rector of the National Aviation University of Ukraine. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau detectives during a search at Kharchenko's place seized cash worth a total of about UAH 5 million and nine gold ingots.

Former acting rector of the National Aviation University Volodymyr Kharchenko, who was caught taking a bribe, and a lawyer, who acted as his middleman, were notified that they are suspected of committing crimes under part 4 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (the receipt of illegal benefits on a large scale, or committed by an official). NABU emphasizes that since the suspects are on treatment, the court has not yet chosen their preventive measures.

On September 13 Kyiv’s Solomenskiy district court seized Kharchenko’s property, including an apartment, two houses, a garage and cash.

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