Sakvarelidze: bail for arrested prosecutors "miserable"

14:15, 08 July 2015

The court has made an unjustified decision with regard to prosecutor's office officials, whose search revealed nearly half a million of U.S. dollars in cash and jewelry.

Sakvarelidze / Photo from UNIAN

"The court took an absolutely unfounded decision devoid of any logic – a UAH 3 million bail was set regarding all detainees, which, definitely, is a miserable amount for people of such level!" Deputy Prosecutor General Davit Sakvarelidze wrote on Facebook.

He noted that today, the corrupt officials were once again granted a chance to be released on bail in exchange for a small part of the stolen money.

"The principle of ‘steal a million – pay a tenth part and chill out’ must be abolished - it is destructive for the country!" wrote Sakvarelidze.

However, he noted that the main thing was that the process started changing.

"Quasi-judges and extortionists are unable to stop it. We will not stop half-way, and will continue to work hard to make corrupt officials get the punishment they deserve!" deputy prosecutor general stressed.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on July 7, Kyiv Pechersk district court arrested Deputy Prosecutor of Kyiv region Oleksandr Korniets, seting a UAH 3.2 million bail. The same restrictive measure was issued against Deputy Head of the PGO Main Investigation Department Volodymr Shapakin, and a UAH 3 million was set by the court.

Also, court arrested Valery Hibalenko, another suspect in this case, who is not an officer of a prosecutor's office, setting a UAH 3.2 million bail.

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