Statement by Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko, called unacceptable the decision of the Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office (SAP) the closure of the case against people’s Deputy of Ukraine from the group «will of the people» Oles Dovgy, «premature and overly emotional.» This was reported by the press service of the SAP in Facebook.
«Pre-trial investigation on the illegal allocation of land by the city Council session on 1 October 2007 was carried out more than a year, the Kyiv Prosecutor’s office. Further investigation in June 2017 entrusted with the General group of detectives NAB and the Prosecutor’s office of Kyiv city», – reminded in the anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office.
In SAP noted that «offensive position» the Prosecutor’s office of Kyiv disappeared as soon as the press left.
«Having received their share of PR in the media, other law enforcement agencies and their leaders forgot to inform the public about deficiencies of pre-trial investigation. That is why the announcement of suspicion Dovgy is not performed immediately after withdrawal of parliamentary immunity», – said in the anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office.
In the SAP said that the absence of evidence to declare suspicions Dovgy confirmed not only collected evidence, but also the position of the attorney General.
«To address the Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office received a Memorandum of the Deputy attorney General Strizhevskaya from 22 November 2017 agreed by the General Prosecutor of Ukraine, that in the text of the suspicion Dovgy «not proven, what exactly is it abuse».
In the anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office added that the decision on closing of criminal proceedings made based on the results of interrogations of 41 witnesses, including 35 deputies of city Council who are not informed about the facts of pressure or direction from Dovgy during the vote for the allocation of land.
«Most members do not remember the events of the plenary session of October 1, 2007. Given the above, made a legitimate decision to close criminal proceedings due to the fact that you do not have sufficient evidence of guilt of the person in court and opportunities to receive them,» – said in the EPS.
In the Specialized anticorruption Prosecutor’s office reported that he had taken the decision to close the proceedings only against the suspect Dovgy, not criminal proceedings in General, which allows to prosecute all perpetrators where evidence is available.
«We consider unacceptable such statements in a criminal prosecution of a person in social networks, not in the format of a procedural decision», – summed up in SAP.
In SAP called review Lutsenko to close the case Dovgy «premature and overly emotional» 28.12.2017