SAPO prosecutors suspected that the people’s deputy from the presidential faction called “Servant of the People” had falsely declared property. The people’s deputy did not specify that, according to the investigation, he has apartments worth more than 3.6 million hryvnia in the Pechersky district of Kiev.
The Supreme Anti-Corruption Court acquitted the deputy from the Servant of the People group Yuriy Kamelchuk if the elite residences were not declared. On March 16, the relevant decision was published on the court’s Facebook account.
The adopted decision states that the representative of the people was found not guilty of committing a crime in accordance with Part 1 of Art. 366-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (declaring false information)”. In his actions, criminal elements were not proven.
You can appeal by contacting the VAKS Appeals Office within 30 days from the date of the decision. At the same time, the statute of limitations in this case expires on April 5, 2023.
Recall that on January 10, 2023, representatives of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAP) submitted the indictment to the court. It concerned the surrogate of the present people. The lawmaker from the now-dominant political power was accused of deliberately providing false data in the annual statement following the 2020 results.
SAP information shows that in the 2020 declaration, the people’s deputy did not indicate that an apartment in Pechersk, in the center of Kiev, was used. The value of the property is over UAH 3.6 million. Facilities are leased from October 2019 to October 2021. In total, more than $48.8k had outstanding loan obligations to one bank institution. The investigation of these facts was initiated based on the relevant conclusion of the NACP representatives.
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