Enerhodar mayor wanted after failure to arrive at prosecutor's office
Mayor of the town of Enerhodar in Zaporizhia region Pavlo Muzyka has been put on the wanted list after he failed to arrive at a local prosecutors' office, according to Zaporizhia region's prosecutors.
Muzyka is suspected of crimes under Part 1 of Article 172, Part 1 of Article 364 of Ukraine's Criminal Code (illegal dismissal of a municipal enterprise's head in connection with abuse of office).
Read alsoPGO investigators receive permission to detain ex-Kyiv mayor ChernovetskyOn June 8, 2017, prosecutors served Muzyka with a notice of suspicion at an Enerhodar town council session. Prosecutor's office explained such actions by the desire to exclude the possibility of disrupting the investigative action on the part of the mayor and his associates.
On June 12, he was released under a court ruling against his personal guarantee.
On July 13, he failed to arrive at the local prosecutor's office for investigative action without explaining the reasons of the failure.
Read alsoKyiv's court rules to consider Yanukovych treason case in absentiaIt was found out during an interview with the suspect's neighbors that he had not been to his permanent residence for a long time. Members of the Enerhodar Town Council said that the mayor of Enerhodar was on vacation and his exact location was unknown.
"On July 21, 2017, the mayor of Enerhodar was put on the wanted list and on July 24 the local prosecutor's office sent a motion to the court to change the pretrial restriction from a personal guarantee to keeping him in custody," the regional prosecutors said on Wednesday, July 26.