Chief Justice of Ukraine Dismissed After Accepting $27 lakh Bribe
- 17, May , 2023
Newstoday: After being detained in connection with an investigation into a $2.7 million bribe, Ukraine's authorities sacked the chairman of the Supreme Court. According to Reuters, at the Supreme Court session after Vysevolud Niyayev's imprisonment, 140 out of 142 justices supported the decision to remove him from office. The chairman of Ukraine's Supreme Court was fired on Tuesday after being jailed in a bribery investigation characterized by anti-corruption investigators as their "biggest-ever case."Oleksandr Omalchenko, Prosecutor of the Specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, stated that the Supreme Court Chief Justice was detained as part of a suspected bribery plot. According to a briefing by the prosecutor of the Specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, the Chief Justice has been charged with corruption.
A few hours later, the Supreme Court decided in an extraordinary session to dismiss Vysevolud Niyayev as the court's chief in a vote of no confidence. Semyon Krivonos, the agency's chairman, said in a briefing on Tuesday that the Supreme Court's chief justice is accused of collecting $2.7 million in bribes. He stated that we are demonstrating via genuine cases and activities that our goal is high-ranking corruption and illegal conduct at the highest level of authority. The payment, according to Krivonos, was paid to get a judgment in favour of Finance & Credit Financial Group, which is controlled by notable businessman Konstantin Zhivago and might be part of a larger conspiracy to exert pressure on the court.