Ukraine's HACC orders probe into new Prosecutor General's non-declaration of assets
Ukraine's High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) has obliged the National Anti-сorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to open a case to probe into new Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova's possible failure to declare her assets.
A copy of the court ruling was posted by activist Serhiy Sternenko on Facebook on April 28.
"A claim filed by Serhiy Sternenko against an NABU official who did not register a criminal offense with the Registry of Pretrial Investigations should be satisfied," the document says. "The NABU official should be obliged to enter information from Serhiy Sternenko's report dated April 13, 2020, into the Registry."
According to the activist, he filed a claim reporting Venediktova's possible non-declaration of property – a EUR10,000 watch and membership with NGO Kharkiv Law Center with signs of profitable activity.
As UNIAN reported, Prosecutor General Venediktova and her husband, the deputy chief of the Cyber Police Department of Ukraine's National Police, Denys Kolesnyk, live in an apartment in the center of Kyiv. Although they did not indicate the real estate in their mandatory annual declaration of income and assets. This was reported by journalists of the Skhemy (Schemes) project. The assets declarations for 2019 say that they both live near Kharkiv.