Ukraine's PGO opens case against SBI chief
The Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) of Ukraine has opened a case against chief of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) Roman Truba.
According to the PGO's press secretary Andriy Lysenko, the allegations of violation of the law by Truba were submitted by Chairman of the Public Control Council at the SBI Maksym Boldin and Secretary of the Public Control Council Nadiia Korinna.
According to the allegations, Truba's actions have signs of four offenses:
- deliberate non-execution of a court decision, which entered into legal force, committed by an official who occupies a particularly responsible position (Part 3 of Article 382 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);
- official negligence, i.e. non-fulfillment or improper performance of official duties by an official through careless attitude toward them, which caused significant harm to the rights, freedoms and interests of individual citizens, state or public interests or interests of certain legal entities (Part 1 of Article 367 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);
- abuse of power or official position (Part 1 of article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);
- disclosure of pre-trial investigation data (Part 2 of Article 387 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The PGO opened the proceedings only under the article "deliberate non-execution of a court decision." It is about the decision of the District Administrative Court on invalidation of certain provisions of the Regulations for the implementation of powers by the director of the State Bureau of Investigation, which expanded Truba's powers.
"According to the results of the pre-trial investigation, a decision will be made to enter the information to the State Register of Pretrial Investigations on possible other facts of Truba's illegal activities," Lysenko said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, First Deputy Director of the State Bureau of Investigation Olha Varchenko said Roman Truba had illegally dismissed four bureau chiefs. NABU opened a case against Truba on possible high treason.