For the first time, the Higher Anti-Corruption Court decided to pay 13.3 million hryvnias as compensation to a whistleblower in connection with the closure of the case of the ex-Minister of Environmental Protection (2010) Mykola Zlochevskyi.
In 2020, his assistant offered the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office a $6 million bribe, Babel reports.
It is noted that on June 12, 2020, NABU detained Zlochevsky's "right-hand man" for attempting to pay a bribe. The case concerned the seizure of the funds of the stabilization loan of the National Bank of Ukraine, issued to "Real Bank". The company Burisma, whose president is Zlochevskyi, denies his involvement to bribes
In the material, it was said that the former assistant-consultant of the People's Deputy, Yevhen Shevchenko, reported on the bribery attempt in 2020. He will probably get a reward.
Judges of the High Anti-Corruption Court approved the agreement between the SAP prosecutor and the former first deputy head of the Kyiv Tax Service, Mykola Ilyashenko, who was an intermediary in the transfer of the bribe.
"The accused was released from serving a sentence of 5 years of imprisonment with probation and given a probationary period of 3 years," the material said.
It is noted that under the agreement, the accused undertook to cooperate in other criminal proceedings regarding a serious and especially serious crime, which is being investigated by NABU, and also to transfer UAH 50 million to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The court also confiscated $6 million in favor of the state. $5.95 million has already been transferred to support the Armed Forces, and another $50,000 will be transferred to the budget.
"Thus, in the case of an attempt to bribe the heads of anti-corruption agencies, no one sat down. Everyone was given conditional terms", noted "Babel" in Telegram.
Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office reported the suspicion to the former Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine during the time of President Yanukovych. It is suspected that in 2011 he and other participants of the scheme withdrawn more than 32 million UAH from a tender for remote sensing of the Earth.
As EcoPolitic previously reported, Volodymyr Didukh, deputy director of the ecology department, was dismissed from the Khmelnytskyi regional state administration, who was convicted for bribery for assisting in the issuance of a permit for emissions into the air.