Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office has criticized other law enforcement agencies for the premature disclosure of information about the arrest Thursday, January 26, judge of the Solomyansky district court of Kiev suspected of bribery. This is stated in the statement published on the SAP page in Facebook.
As noted in the anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office, “the desire of some fellow law enforcement officers as soon as possible to inform the public about the detention without the consent of the Prosecutor, procedural head and get rave reviews and fashion plus their work has a negative impact on the investigation” and threatened the possibility of a fair punishment for the crime.
The Ministry stressed that anti-corruption prosecutors are not important “likes on Facebook”, and the rule of law and inevitability of punishment for criminals, which is heavy and laborious work.
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“Once again we warn of law enforcement leaders from communications, including on social networks, the investigation is still pending without the consent of the Prosecutor who supervises the investigation procedure in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of Ukraine and in fact bears all the burden of proof in the case”, – stated in the message.
The statement noted that the involvement of the operational units of the investigative actions does not entitle the leadership of these bodies to disclose information about the investigation without the consent of the prosecutors SAP.
“Thus, the SAP in the case of detecting leaks without the consent of the prosecutors to take all legal measures to bring perpetrators to justice, including criminal, for illegal disclosure of information of preliminary investigation”, – stated in the message.
26 January 2017, the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov reported the arrest on suspicion of receiving a $22 million bribe judges Solomenskiy district court. The operation was conducted by employees of the national police in cooperation with NABU.
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The message on the page Avakov in Facebook dated 20:09 January 26. After two hours of detention of the judge has informed a press-service of NABOO. 22:50 the same message in your Facebook published a Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko.
Later the media found out that the detained judge of Solomensky court Sergey Zinchenko. He and the mediator, Director of the law office of PM and the Company Vitaly Kholodenko, allegedly had to give a bribe to officials from the Ministry of justice for facilitating the release of the premises, which has been mortgaged to the Bank.