The court reopened the case against the former head of the NBU Gontareva

Суд возобновил дело против экс-главы НБУ Гонтаревой

NABOO was obliged to resume the case against Gontareva for holidays in the Maldives

Detective NABS found no criminal offence in the rest Gontareva in the Maldives, at a cost of 700 thousand hryvnias.

The appellate court of Kiev cancelled the decision of the National anti-corruption Bureau to close the case on a false Declaration against a former head of the National Bank Valeria Gontareva. This is stated in the decision of the court of 24 July, Ukrainian news reports.

In March, the detective NEB issued a resolution on closing of criminal proceedings of 18 August 2017 in connection with absence in actions of Gontareva criminal offense, under article 366-1 (declaring false information) of the Criminal code.

The decision to dismiss was motivated by the fact that the costs Gontareva on vacation in the Maldives in July 2016 made 249,9 thousand hryvnia, which is less than 250 times the subsistence minimum for able-bodied persons and “does not create the objective side of a criminal offense”.

Lawyer Yury Kharchenko in the interests of a third party appealed this decision, but on 15 June Solomensky district court of Kiev refused to the lawyer. In this regard, Harchenko filed an appeal.

According to him, the detective NABOO for the time of pre-trial investigation had only one investigative action – also reviewed information on the Internet regarding the availability of the publication about the rest Gontareva in the Maldives, the results of which established that the cost of staying in a selected hotel may be worth more than 700 thousand hryvnia, but the resulting information was not verified by the detective.

Also, the detective didn’t interrogate anyone and did not check the fact of intersection Gontareva, and members of her family state borders in July 2016.

The court of appeal agreed with the arguments of counsel and acknowledged that the trial judge did not pay attention to the incompleteness of the pretrial investigation.

In this regard, the court cancelled the resolution of the NABOO detective to close the case.

We will note, last fall the court ordered the NAB to open criminal proceedings Gontareva and the owner of the Bank Finance and credit Konstantin Zhevago.

We will remind, on March 15, the Verkhovna Rada dismissed Valery Gontareva from the post of head of the NBU.


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