SAPO opens criminal case on possible abuse of office by Justice Ministry officials
The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) has opened a criminal case to investigate possible abuse by officials of the Department of the State Executive Service of the Ukrainian Justice Ministry when accruing and paying remuneration to executing officers.
"On October 2, 2017, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine submitted information to the single register of pretrial investigations No. 42017000000003114 on the grounds of the possible commission of a criminal offense under Part 1, Article 364 [abuse of power or office] of the Criminal Code of Ukraine," the NABU's press service said on November 14 in its response to Interfax-Ukraine's inquiry.
The bureau said that it the issue concerned the possible abuse of authority by officials when accruing and paying remuneration to executing officers (in accordance with government resolution No. 643 of September 8, 2016).
NABU detectives were tasked with conducting the pretrial investigation in this case. All necessary investigative measures are being carried out.
The NABU recalled that the disclosure of any information about investigative actions could affect the state of the pre-trial investigation. Taking into account Part 1, Article 222 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, according to which the information of the pre-trial investigation can only be disclosed with the permission of the investigator or the prosecutor and to the extent that they consider it possible, it is not possible to provide other information, including on specific facts and circumstances established during the investigation.