No fines or imprisonment at least a year: Lutsenko proposes to toughen punishment for corruption

Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko appealed to the Verkhovna Rada with the bill, which requests increased responsibility for corruption by officials, and judges.

He said this at a meeting on results of work of bodies of Prosecutor’s office in 2017, reports Ukrainian Pravda.

Lutsenko proposes to strengthen criminal liability for the receipt or offer of a bribe, illicit enrichment and some other corruption offences specified in art. 210, 354, 364, 365-2, 368, 368-2-4, 369 of the Criminal code.

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“No fines there can not be. At least one year of imprisonment”, – he stressed.

In turn, for judges who refuse to impose prison sentences, the attorney General requests up to 5 years in prison.

“For such a decision the judge must receive not less than 5 years prison,” he said.

The bill also Lutsenko proposes to amend the criminal procedure code of change that would have forced judges to automatically remove corrupt officials from office in case of election of a measure of restraint.”

Earlier it was reported that the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko hopes that this year will end with a trial in absentia against Viktor Yanukovych, Serhiy Kurchenko, Alexander Klimenko and the rest of the team of the former President.

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He assured that this will happen this year. This was told to journalists by the Prosecutor after a meeting with relatives of the Heavenly Hundred heroes. The meeting itself was closed to the press. Then the head of the GPU reported loud names: Yanukovych, Azarov, Arbuzov, Klymenko, stavytskyy, Zakharchenko, Yakymenko in 2018 should be tried in absentia.

TSN. 19:30

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