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In the case of the former chairman of the Supreme Court, an additional amount of money was seized

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The search was conducted on May 22 as part of a pre-trial investigation into $2.7 million in improper benefits by the former Chief Justice and attorney.

Almost $500,000 was additionally confiscated in a case on suspicion of the former chairman of the Supreme Court, Vsevolod Knyazev, who was exposed for bribery. This was reported by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) on Tuesday, May 23.

“During the search, NABU and SAPO recovered a large amount of cash worth about half a million US dollars, which was hidden by the crime participants in the case under the suspicion of the chairman of the Supreme Court. Currently, NABU and SAPO have -will investigate the source and ownership of these funds,” the report said.

It is indicated that the search was conducted on May 22 as part of a pre-trial investigation into the receipt of $ 2.7 million in improper benefits by the head of the Supreme Court and a lawyer. The money was transferred in exchange for decisions in favor of one of the Ukrainian businessmen.

Earlier it became known that it was not possible to find almost a million dollars from the bribe to Knyazev.

It will be remembered that on May 15, the corruption scheme was exposed, in which the leadership of the Supreme Court participated. In particular, the head of the court, Vsevolod Knyazev, was caught in a $2.7 million bribe. It is about the money transferred from the people speaking on the part of businessman Konstantin Zhevago.

The next day, the Supreme Court removed Knyazev from his post. NABU expressed suspicion towards him. And on May 18, the court took the former president of the Supreme Court into custody.


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Source: korrespondent

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