Disciplinary proceedings against Lutsenko closed

Qualification and disciplinary Commission of prosecutors (MPC) decided today to close the disciplinary proceedings against the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko. About it reports «Judicial and legal newspaper».

The proceedings were commenced on the complaint of the leader of the «Movement novih forces» of Mikhail Saakashvili, who complained briefing Lutsenko in the Verkhovna Rada on 5 December. The public Prosecutor then, according to the policy, unveiled details of pre-trial investigation on trumped-up case «Kurchenko money», publicly accused Saakashvili and «it was biased due to political motives.»

About the newspaper, Lutsenko case was considered by the qualification and disciplinary Commission of public prosecutors in the absence of the attorney General, who on February 27 sent his explanation on this issue.

In the document, which was announced at the meeting of the MPC, Lutsenko said that he had not violated the principle of presumption of innocence, and informed the public about the actions of the prosecution and the investigation of criminal proceedings.

The explanations he put the result of linguistic examination private organization «Kiev independent forensic institution». In the MPC stated that the examination is a subjective assessment.

Applicants Zlata Simonenko and Vladimir Petrakovsky, demanded to declare Lutsenko reprimanded.

«The statements of the attorney General violate the presumption of innocence and could push public opinion and the court to a particular conclusion. No public official has no right to call someone guilty,» said the speaker in a disciplinary case of an attorney General, a member of the MPC Anatoly Kovalenko.

He noted that the law «On Prosecutor’s office» does not provide for disciplinary penalties for the attorney General, and offered to close the disciplinary proceedings.

December 5, Lutsenko said that Saakashvili had received from Russia about $500 thousand for financing meetings with the aim to overthrow the government in Ukraine. According to the head of the GPU, in addition to the seizure of power, the purpose of the leader of the «Movement novih forces» the termination of the criminal proceedings against fugitive businessman Sergei Kurchenko and the restoration of its control over assets in Ukraine.

Disciplinary proceedings against Lutsenko closed 28.02.2018

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