PGO to request Rada to strip another 3 MPs of immunity

19:10, 19 May 2017

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has will submit to the Ukrainian Parliament a motion calling for the lifting of parliamentary immunity off of three people’s deputies following the audit of their electronic declarations of assets, according to Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.

Yuriy Lutsenko / Photo from UNIAN

The motion has been drafted against MP Andriy Lozovyi (Radical Party), Yevhen Deidei (People's Front), and Hennadiy Bobov (Vidrodzhennia), Lutsenko reported on Facebook.

"In the course of joint verification by PGO, the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Offica and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of submitted electronic declarations of assets, proposals were prepared to be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for the removal of parliamentary immunity from people's deputies Hennadiy Bobov (articles 212, 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) Yevhen Deidei (article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and Andriy Lozovyi (articles 212, 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine),” the statement says.

Read alsoInterpol refuses to put Onyshchenko on wanted list – mediaAs UNIAN reported earlier, on July 5, 2016, the Verkhovna Rada agreed to allow criminal prosecution, detention, and arrest of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko following joint investigation by NABU and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office that revealed Onyshchenko’s involvement in criminal activity in gas extraction business which led to over UAH 3 billion in damages to the state budget.

Ahead of the Rada’s move, having taken advantage of his parliamentary immunity, the deputy fled Ukraine.

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