Arrested prosecutor in Rivne on bailout

11:00, 08 July 2015

Oleksandr Targoniy, the prosecutor of Rivne regional Prosecutor’s Office, earlier arrested on bribery accusations, was bailed out on Tuesday for UAH 97,440, according to the regional PO press secretary, reports.

Prosecutor arrested for bribery / Rivne Vecherne

Oleksandr Targoniy, notoriously famed due to a viral video of his brawl with the Right Sector activist, was arrested on July 3 for extorting a bribe. He demanded and received UAH 50,000 for halting criminal proceedings against a local resident.

On July 6, the Rivne region prosecutor dismissed Targoniy "for the violation of the oath" and filed a motion to deprive him of his rank.

Andriy Targoniy denies accusations and plans to file a suit on wrongful dismissal, claiming that he should have only been suspended for the period of investigation.

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