Okhendovsky the second time refused to testify during interrogation

NABU said that the head of the Central election Commission (CEC) Mikhail Okhendovsky the second time refused to testify during interrogation in the National anti-corruption Bureau (NAB). Investigators are considering the advisability of the third interrogation. This is stated in the message on the official page of the NAB on Facebook.

«The Chairman of the Central election Commission, which makes a loud statement about «pressure» from NABOO, the second time ignored the opportunity to explain the facts established by investigators during the pretrial investigation. Today (16 Jan. — Ed.) once again stopped the questioning of the Chairman of the CEC. The suspect refused to testify citing the absence of the Prosecutor SAP when conducting investigations. However, under current law, the Prosecutor is not obliged to participate in the interrogation,» — said in NABOO.

The Bureau recalled that on December 26, 2016 the CEC Chairperson did not use the chance to tell the detectives who it is and what features of the electoral legislation he introduced during foreign trips, which, according to investigators, paid for by the Party of regions. The suspect then referred to the fact that his lawyers allegedly had no opportunity to get acquainted with the materials of the investigation. This is despite the fact that 15 December, the lawyer of the CEC Chairperson have got access to them.

«Now the detectives NAB and prosecutors SAP addressed the issue of the appropriateness of the third interrogation of the head of the Central election Commission that he could tell his version of events to the detectives,» said NABU.

As a reminder, on 13 December 2016 Chairman of the Central election Commission announced on suspicion of committing criminal offences under part 3 and part 4 of Art. 368 of the Criminal code of Ukraine («receiving a bribe in large and extra large sizes a person holding especially responsible position»).




Okhendovsky the second time refused to testify during interrogation 17.01.2017

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