National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NAZK) drew up a protocol against the judge of the Krasnokutsky district court of the Kharkiv region for committing an administrative offense related to corruption.
The NAZK established that the judge received protocols on the commission of administrative offenses related to corruption by the village head. At the council session, he voted to allocate a plot of land to himself.
On the same day, the head of the village also voted for the allocation of a plot of land to the judge, whose case would later be considered, as well as to members of his family. In general, the judge and his relatives received free ownership of land plots with an area of 10 hectares.
In addition, it turned out that the wife of the said judge has been working under the authority of the village head as the head of one of the departments for a long time.
The judge, by his actions, delayed the consideration of the case in every possible way, which led to the expiration of the terms of imposing an administrative fine. As a result, it made it impossible to prosecute the village head and led to the annulment of the decision on land allocation in case the village head was found guilty.
The National Agency believes that during the case review, the judge was not guided by the public interest, but by the desire to thank the village head for his assistance in the allocation of land plots, as well as to maintain a loyal attitude towards the wife, who is under the authority of the village head.
The judge’s actions are qualified under Part 2 of Art. 172-7 of the Code of Administrative Offenses – violation of the requirements for the prevention and settlement of conflicts of interest.
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