Kholodnytskyi lent more than 600,000 UAH to his deputy

The Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, Nazar Kholodnytskyi lent more than 600,000 UAH to his deputy Volodymyr Kryvenko. It is worth stressing that the loan is interest-free.

 

It became known from the Register of Declarations that Volodymyr Kryvenko, Deputy Head of the SAPO, borrowed 614,000 UAH from his supervisor Nazar Kholodnytskyi. The former used this money to buy an apartment worth of over 2 million UAH.

It shoud be noted that on July 30 Nazar Kholodnytskyi left for a long vacation (month and a half) and received almost half a million UAH of vacation allowance.

In its turn, on the same day, July 30, Kryvenko bought the apartment. That happened four days after the hearing of the Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of Prosecutors’ where Commission members allowed Kholodnytskyi to keep his position as the Head of the SAPO. Kryvenko sent explanation to the QDCP in favor of SAPO Head. He denied information on interference of Kholodnytskyi into court proceedings and disclosure of investigation details to its subjects, which is clearly heard on tape recordings from Kholodnytskyi’s office.

“Kryvenko is Kholodnytskyi’s trustee who himself is the subject of tape recordings from the office of SAPO Head. It is clearly heard that Kholodnytskyi gave him illegal instructions to call the Head of Solomyanskyi court and agree that NABU detectives would not receive search warrant in the case of Ulana Suprun. Referring to these unlawful instructions the Prosecutor General’s Office prepared a notice of suspicion regarding Kholodnytskyi, which Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko is not signing now, thus covering SAPO Head,” – commented Oleksandra Ustinova, AntAC Board Member.

 

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On July 26 the Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of Prosecutors kept Kholodnytskyi at his position and only brought him to disciplinary liability and imposed penalty in the form of reprimand.

The ground for considering the case was complaints against the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor from NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.

In their complaints they refer to tape recordings made in Kholodnytskyi’s office, where Nazar Kholodnytskyi illegally advised how subjects of NABU’s criminal proceedings should act during interrogations, informed them about the course of investigations, and provided illegal instructions to prosecutors, as well as violated norms of communication ethics with subordinates.