Bail worth over US$420,000 posted for ex-NSDC official Hladkovsky accused of abuse of office
Bail worth UAH 10.6 million, or US$423,500, has been posted for former deputy head of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleh Hladkovsky.
The Hladkovsky family paid the bail, his lawyer, Ruslan Volynets, has said.
Documents are now being processed for his release and the lawyer hopes that Hladkovsky will leave a pretrial detention center on Monday, October 21.
He also added that on the same day Hladkovsky's lawyers would receive the full text of a ruling by the High Anti-Corruption Court regarding their client's preventive measure. They plan to appeal the decision after they study the ruling.
As UNIAN reported, Hladkovsky was detained by National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) officers near a restaurant at Boryspil Highway outside Kyiv on October 17 after he had allegedly tried to flee Ukraine through Boryspil Airport, but border guards did not let him leave the country.
On October 18, the Special Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) announced that the ex-official had been notified of the suspicion of committing crimes under Part 2 of Article 364 (abuse of power and official position) and Article 366-1 (declaration of false information) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. According to investigators, damage caused by Hladkovsky's activities to the state is estimated at more than UAH 10.6 million.
In addition, SAPO agents said Hladkovsky did not declare the income his spouse received from leasing elite real estate in the center of Kyiv.