The appellate court of Kiev cancelled the decision of the NEB to dismiss regarding the false data in the Declaration of the former head of the NBU Valeria Gontareva. This is stated in the decision of the court of 24 July.
Detective NABOO took out the resolution on closing of criminal proceedings concerning violations of the Declaration Gontareva in March. The reason was the lack of action of the former head of the NBU structure of a criminal offense under article 366-1 (declaring false information) of the criminal code of Ukraine.
In particular, the detective noted that 249,9 thousand hryvnias which the blow was spent on vacation in the Maldives in July 2016, is less than 250 times the subsistence minimum for able-bodied persons, and consequently that this amount “does not create the objective side of a criminal offense”.
Earlier, lawyer Yury Kharchenko in the interests of a third party has filed an appeal of this decision, however, the Solomensky district court refused cancellation of the resolution of the NABOO. After that, Harchenko filed an appeal. He noted that detective NABU, who took the decision to close the case for the period of pre-trial investigation had only one investigative action – examined publicly available on the Internet information about the rest Gontareva in the Maldives. Following the study, he came to the conclusion that the cost of staying in a given hotel may be more than 700 thousand hryvnias, however, these data have not been verified by detective. In addition, the detective checked the intersection Gontareva and her family the state border in a specified period of time.
The appellate court agreed with these attorney issues pre-trial investigation and reversed the decision to close the case.
We will remind, NACP start a full scan of the electronic Declaration Gontareva in June 2017. At that time she was not performing her duties as head of the NBU.
Gontareva said about his resignation in April 2017, however, dismissed her from office in March 2018.