The Pechersky district court of Kiev was unable to elect Sergey Kurchenko measure because of the disqualification of a judge Vladimir Karabanadeclared by Kurchenko lawyer Yuriy Sukhov</b>. According to UNIAN, the meeting of the Pechersk district court of Kiev, during which had to be heard the petition of the General Prosecutor’s office about Kurchenko election of a measure of restraint in form of detention, postponed indefinitely due to the fact that the lawyer Yuriy Sukhov said the withdrawal of the judge Karabany.
The lawyer explained to this challenge the fact that, in his opinion, the judge has a certain collusion with the prosecution and added that violated the jurisdiction of the case, it should consider the Podolsky court because the main investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s office is located in the Podolsk district.
Moreover, Sukhov added that, in his opinion, representatives of the Prosecutor General did not specify in his petition there were no new developments, proving the necessity of preventive measure Kurchenko, and therefore the defence considers that the preventive measure had no reason to.
For the same reasons, Sukhov noted that he will request the remote interrogation Kurchenko.
In addition, he did not want to disclose to journalists the whereabouts of his client, stating that attorney-client privilege and that in the case of disclosure of this information, the Prosecutor General’s office will receive a reason for the initiation of in absentia convictions Kurchenko.
Recall that recently the Pechersky district court of Kiev has passed the decision on detention Kurchenko, however, the Appellate court of Kiev cancelled this decision, and prosecutors re-appealed to the Pechersky regional court with the petition for taking him into custody. Residing outside Ukraine.
As reported earlier, the SBU found evidence directly linking Kurchenko to the implementation of the criminal mechanisms for the acquisition in favor of the holding company VETEK, controlled by the businessman, the media resource UMH group, football club «Metalist», Odessa refinery and a network of gas stations SparschweinGmbH & Co in Germany (170 objects).
During the investigation, was arrested personal accounts Kurchenko, his movable and immovable property totaling more than UAH 1.5 bn.
The economic court of Kiev in late November 2015 withdrew the arrest of funds and property of VETEK.
In April 2014 Kurchenko was put on the international wanted list.
The Pechersky regional court of Kiev was unable to elect Kurchenko measure because of the disqualification of a judge 03.01.2017