Ukraine opened a case after the appointment of Lutsenko to the Prosecutor...

Ukraine opened a case after the appointment of Lutsenko to the Prosecutor General

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The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko

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Ukraine opened a criminal case on the fact of appointment of Yury Lutsenko to the Prosecutor General. National anti-corruption Bureau of the country believes that he got his job for a bribe

The national anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has opened a criminal case after the appointment of Yuriy Lutsenko to the post of attorney General. Investigators believe that he took office for a bribe. About this on his page in Facebook said the ex-first Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin, who filed the statement.

Kuzmin said that he would give the NEB the original letter of the former Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Onishchenko, in which he is recognized in the transfer of bribes to MPs for the appointment of the attorney General.

In late December, Onishchenko also accused the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko of corruption. In an article he wrote for Time magazine, Onishchenko said that he “personally watched as Poroshenko was involved in corruption of unprecedented scale.” According to him, the President “stole hundreds of millions of dollars, getting kickbacks from every contract involving state-owned enterprises in Ukraine”.

Lutsenko became the attorney General of the country in may 2016. He has no legal education, which was necessary for appointment to this post. However, the Parliament adopted a law which abolished this rule. MPs who participated in the vote, pointed out that Lutsenko “the person” for Poroshenko. He and the President are friends.