"No fines": Prosecutor General seeks to lock up Ukraine's corrupt officials for over 12 months
Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko will request the Verkhovna Rada to amend legislation on strengthening liability for corruption, in particular, to abolish fines as a form of punishment.
"Today I'd like to appeal to the Verkhovna Rada with the motion to propose the following amendments to the legislation: first, to strengthen liability for receiving or giving bribes, illegal enrichment, and some other kinds of corruption-related crimes," he said during a PGO meeting aired by Espreso TV.
"There should not be any fines there. At least one year of imprisonment, which should be the lowest margin of any judge's assessment of any corruption-related offense," Lutsenko added.
Read alsoOdesa Mayor Trukhanov freed against MP Golubov's guaranteesLutsenko also proposed to automatically lay off officials being probed in corruption-related cases.
At the same time, he proposed to introduce a rule providing for a court ruling to appoint a less severe punishment than one year in prison for corruption to be considered deliberately unjust and will entail at least a 5-year imprisonment for the judge who handed down the ruling.