The investigation in respect of Lavrynovych completed

Расследование в отношении Лавриновича завершено

Ex-Minister suspected of embezzlement of budget funds in especially large sizes

Suspects and their defence announced the completion of the preliminary investigation.

The General Prosecutor of Ukraine completed pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings against the former Minister of justice Oleksandr Lavrynovych, Deputy and Director of the Department of planning and financial activities, accounting and reporting – chief accountant of the Ministry. About it reports a press-service of the Kremlin on Tuesday, August 30.

Former officials suspected of embezzlement of budgetary funds for total amount of 8,5 million hryvnias (at the time 1.1 million dollars) for groundless and illegal the purchase by the Ministry of justice services of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates LLР (USA). Services purchased under the guise of the need to obtain legal assistance in preparing for the consideration of the case “Tymoshenko V. Ukraine” the European court of human rights.

But in fact, stress the GPU, the services were acquired for the concealment of criminal violations of the law during the trial Tymoshenko for embezzlement of property in especially large sizes and official forgery.

Suspects and their defence announced the completion of pretrial investigations, open criminal proceedings for review, which is currently ongoing.

As reported Корреспондент.net, 22 may 2014, the General Prosecutor’s office started pre-trial investigation in respect of Lavrynovych.