The state office of public Prosecutor finished a pretrial investigation in criminal proceedings against the former Minister of justice Oleksandr Lavrynovych, Deputy and Director of the Department of planning and Finance activities of the chief accountant of the Ministry of justice. About it reports a press-service GPU.
Officials are suspected of embezzlement of budget funds in the amount of 8.5 million UAH (at that time – $ 1.1 million).
Talking about “unjustified and illegal purchase” of services by the Ministry of justice of the American law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates LLР under the guise of obtaining legal assistance in preparing for the consideration of the case “Tymoshenko against Ukraine” in the European court of human rights.
According to the investigation, the real aim of the suspects was concealing violations of law in the proceedings against Tymoshenko.
Defendants in criminal proceedings charged with committing crimes under part 5, article 191 (embezzlement of property in especially large size) and part 1 St. 366 (forgery) of the criminal code of Ukraine.
Suspects and their lawyers announced the completion of pretrial investigations, open criminal proceedings.
August 18, Oleksandr Lavrynovych, head of the Agency under the regime of Yanukovych, handed the suspect on the case about theft of property and forgery.