The court in absentia arrested former Minister of revenues Klimenko

The Kyiv court of appeals has allowed the in absentia arrest of ex-Minister of income and fees Alexander Klimenko.

About it reported in a press-service of the court.

“The court of first instance granted the petition of the investigator of the second investigative Department of the office of special investigations the Main investigation Department of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine and a preventive measure in the form of detention against the suspect Klimenko Aleksandr Viktorovich”, – stated in the message.

As noted, the hearing at which the decision was made on 8 February.

Separately, the court explained that in the case of a person’s detention and not later than 48 hours from the time of delivery to the place of the criminal proceedings the court is obliged to consider the application to it of arrest or a milder measure of restraint.

Recall Klimenko charged with participation in an organized criminal organization, the Commission in its composition the most serious crimes against state property, crimes of average and small weight in the sphere of economic and service activities that caused serious consequences in the form of material damage to the state of $ 3.1 billion UAH, that is in especially large sizes.