MP Shakhov declared wanted by Ukraine’s anti-graft court

31 March, 04:15 PM
Serhiy Shakhov (Сергій Шахов)

Serhiy Shakhov (Сергій Шахов)

The High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine has put MP Serhiy Shakhov on the wanted list, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office or SAPO reported on Telegram on March 31.

The Ukrainian MP is accused of failing to declare property worth UAH 88 million ($2.4 million).

The SAPO said that Shakhov is hiding from the court and has repeatedly failed to attend court hearings without good reason. A SAPO prosecutor was entrusted with organizing the search for the lawmaker.

On Nov. 22, 2022, the High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine ordered Shakhov to pay more than UAH 5,000 ($135) in fines for failing to appear in court and failing to comply with the lawful demands of the court.

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A similar decision was made on Jan. 17, 2023 — two maximum possible monetary penalties in the amount of over UAH 10,700 ($290).

However, on Feb. 21, the MP once again ignored the hearing.The court ruled to subpoena the defendant.

However, according to the SAPO, he ignored this decision too.

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