12:58 24.07.2023

State Judicial Administration's head exposed for inciting bribery of Supreme Court's judges

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State Judicial Administration's head exposed for inciting bribery of Supreme Court's judges

The head of Ukraine's State Judicial Administration has been exposed for inciting bribes to judges of the Supreme Court, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) has said.

"Under the procedural guidance of SAPO prosecutors, NABU detectives exposed the head of Ukraine's State Judicial Administration for inciting to provide undue benefits to Supreme Court judges for ruling in favor of a commercial enterprise," SAPO said in a Telegram message on Monday.

According to SAPO, as part of the pretrial investigation, it was established that the administration head received $7,500 from an individual in March 2023.

"Further on, the State Judicial Administration's head informed the person that the issue was being resolved, and that he communicated about the circumstances of the case with the chairman of the Supreme Court. However, he explained the delay in making a decision with objective reasons," the office said.

The prosecutor's office said after the exposure, the former chairman of the Supreme Court continued to convince that the agreed decision would be made and "on this occasion he plans to talk with the chairman of one of the cassation courts."

Currently, priority investigative actions are ongoing, including searches at the place of work of the head of the State Judicial Administration. Preliminary qualification of his actions – part 2 of article 15, part 4 of article 27, part 4 of article 369, part 2 of article 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (attempt to commit a crime, incitement, offer, promise or provision of unlawful benefits to an official, fraud). 

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