Judge from Donbass Suspected in Bribery was Removed

The judge of the Druzhkivka City Court of the Donetsk region, Gennadiy Molyboga, was temporarily suspended from administration of justice in connection with being charged with a crime in the new criminal proceedings.

As informed by the press service of the HCJ to “ZiB“.

The High Council of Justice (HCJ) considered the petition of the prosecutor Nazar Kholodnitsky on the temporary removal of the chairman of the Druzhkivka City Court of the Donetsk region G. Molyboga from administration of justice in connection with being charged with a crime provided for by Article 368, paragraph 3, of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (proposal, promise or giving of unlawful benefits to an official), during two months, in a new criminal proceeding.

The petition states that the judge is suspected of obtaining an undue profit.

We should recall that earlier the motion of the prosecutor was satisfied and the consent to the detention of G. Molyboga, the judge of Druzhkivka City Court of the Donetsk region, was obtained in accordance with decision of the High Council of Justice of 16.12.12.2014 № 4122/0/15-17.

Judge G. Molyboga is a suspect of committing a crime under Article 368, paragraph 3, of the Criminal Code of Ukraine in criminal proceeding of November 23, 2017 № 52017000000000824.

In December 2017 the HCJ suspended the judge from administration of justice for two months, later the Council extended the term for another 2 months.

In addition, public detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine conducts pre-trial investigation in criminal proceeding of 23.03.2018 № 52018000000000291 on the Article 368, paragraph 3, of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The petition on temporary suspension of the judge states that according to the files of the criminal proceeding, the criminal corruption offenses in which G. Molyboga is suspected are systematic in nature. This suggests that while holding office during the pre-trial investigation, the judge may commit another crime.

Thus, the High Council of Justice decided to remove the judge of the Druzhkivka City Court of the Donetsk region G. Molyboga from administration of justice for a month, until June 3, in connection with the criminalization.

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