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Lawmaker wanted by NABU for alleged corruption

by The Kyiv Independent February 3, 2022 3:25 PM 1 min read
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The National Anti-Corruption Bureau announced a search for Serhiy Kuzminykh, a lawmaker from the ruling Servant of the People faction who the bureau accused of taking a $20,000 bribe.

The bureau said on Jan. 28 that they caught the lawmaker “red-handed” when receiving a bribe.

According to the NABU, “the official accepted a bribe for helping private companies get contracts with a state hospital in Zhytomyr Oblast.” In parliament, Kuzminykh heads a subcommittee on pharmacy and pharmaceutical activity.

Being a lawmaker, Kuzminykh couldn't have been arrested before a special authorization of Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova, which she signed on Jan. 31.

Kuzminykh came to prominence as the brother of Oleg Kuzminykh, one of the high-profile Ukrainian soldiers that were defending the Donetsk Airport before it fell to Russian-backed militants in 2015.

Kuzminykh is a member of President Volodymyr Zelensky's party. Zelensky hasn't yet commented on the case.

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