SBU reveals judge demanding 2,000 USD of bribe for positive court decision in Odesa
The SBU together with the Prosecutor General’s Office fixed illegal activity of a judge and a lawyer of one of local courts in Odesa, who demanded 2,000 USD for a decision of choosing a measure of restraint to the advantage of the defendant.
Investigative actions are started in the framework of a criminal case under Articles 328 and 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Searches are under way. The issue of choosing a measure of restraint for the criminals is being settled.
Note: After Law of Ukraine “On the Judicial System and Status of Judges” entered into force in accordance with Article 49 in case of apprehending the judge while committing grave or especially grave crime or immediately after it the judge can be apprehended, taken under custody or arrested without the approval of High Council of Justice till the bill of indictment of the court will be issued.
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