Serhiy Leshchenko, archive photo
The national Agency for prevention of corruption has completed the verification of the fact of acquisition of the people’s Deputy of Ukraine Serhiy Leshchenko apartments in Kiev. The actions of the Deputy detected signs of an administrative offense. About it reported in a press-service of the NACP.
As noted, the Agency found that when buying an apartment total area of 192 sq m and a cost of 7 million 550 thousand UAH in a new building in the historical center of Kiev Sergey Leshchenko received a gift in the form of a discount on the apartment price, which was provided by the developer. As at the date of acquisition of the property by the people’s Deputy of Ukraine, i.e. an entity which is subject to the requirements of articles 23, 24 of the law of Ukraine “On prevention of corruption,” Serhiy Leshchenko received the gift, whose value in 1307,43 times higher than the minimum wage (the total amount of discounts amounted to 1 million 801 thousand UAH 648).
According to the requirements of the legislation of Ukraine on administrative offences, an authorised person of the National Agency made the report to the MP (according to part 1 of article 1725 of the code of Ukraine on administrative offences). Such a breach of statutory restrictions on receiving gifts is punishable by a fine of 100 to 200 non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens with confiscation of a gift.
NAPC also reports that the begun procedure of acquaintance of Sergei Leshchenko with the Protocol on administrative offense. To ensure transparency and avoid political manipulation of people’s deputies were requested to make a video recording, from which he flatly refused.
Serhiy Leshchenko also refused to meet with the administrative Protocol without his lawyer. Therefore, the Agency invites the National people’s Deputy and his counsel to arrive today, December 1, 2016 at any time up to the Agency to complete the procedure of familiarization with the Protocol.
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Recall that the National Agency for prevention of corruption the beginning of the test materials to the NAB for the purchase of the apartment Deputy from BPP Sergey Leshchenko on 20 September this year.
As you know, the head of SAP Nazar Golodnitsky instructed the NEB to check the legality of the acquisition by people’s Deputy from BPP Sergey Leshchenko luxury apartments. The Board of the party “democratic Alliance”, in turn, suspended the people’s Deputy Serhiy Leshchenko from work in the governing bodies of the party at the time of the audit, the NEB and NACP regarding the purchase they luxury apartments for 7.5 million. As reported, Leshchenko decided to resign as a Board member “democratic Alliance” and requested that the NEB and NACP to check it out.
Earlier it became known that Sergey Leshchenko bought an apartment in a new building in the center of Kiev with a total area of 192 square meters, as evidenced by a certificate from the state register of property rights to immovable property. Current real estate prices in the area, the cost of such apartments is about 7.5 million.