Ex-Chairman of the Supreme Court Vsevolod Knyazev, who is suspected of receiving a bribe in the amount of $ 2.7 million, reduced the amount of bail to 75 million hryvnias. Depositing this amount will allow him to avoid a preventive measure in the form of detention.
This was reported by the UP from the courtroom of the Appeals Chamber of the High Anti-Corruption Court.
The defense at the court hearing asked to replace the measure of restraint with house arrest. Knyazev and his lawyers argued that the suspect could not pay his previously set bail in the amount of 107.3 million hryvnias, since this amount is his entire salary for 35 years.
In addition, according to Knyazev, he does not have access to his money because his accounts have been arrested.
The prosecutor confirmed the arrest of the suspect's accounts and property, but noted that Vladislav Knyazev had the opportunity to make his bail because he had a "reserve".
The prosecution objected to the replacement of the preventive measure with house arrest, arguing that the ex-chairman of the Supreme Court could hide and influence the investigation.
During this court hearing, Vladislav Knyazev again denied his involvement in receiving a bribe, referring to the fact that he voted against the allegedly "paid" decision, had a separate opinion on it at a meeting of judges, but did not have time to write it out due to detention.
Subsequently, the prosecutor confirmed that Knyazev did state a separate opinion, but its content is currently unknown.
As previously reported, the intermediary, who had close ties with Kniazev, was approached with a bribe offer by representatives of businessman Konstantin Zhevago, who challenged in the Supreme Court the decision of the Court of Appeal, which invalidated the agreement for the acquisition of shares of the Poltava Mining and Processing Plant 20 years ago.
To recap, NABU confirmed that the case of bribery for the Chairman of the Supreme Court Vsevolod Knyazev and other judges involved co-owner of the financial and industrial group "Finance and Credit" Konstantin Zhevago.
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