Political Points of the CPLR for 29 October – 5 November


The court acquitted a member of the High Council of Justice Pavlo Grechkivsky, who was accused of fraud.

1. CPLR expert opinion

On October 30, 2018, the panel of judges of the Shevchenkivsky district court in the city of Kyiv recognised the member of the High Council of Justice Pavlo Grechkivsky not guilty of committing fraud.

2. Respective authorities counter-point/argument

In September 2016, the General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko informed that the General Prosecutor’s Office and the State Security Service exposed a member of the High Council of Justice Pavlo Grechkivsky on extortion of 500 thousand U.S. dollars for influencing the decision of the judge. The mediator was allegedly arrested red-handed. Grechkivsky was incriminated an unfinished attempt to take possession of someone else’s property by fraud or abuse of trust, committed in particularly large amounts or by an organized group.

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