Prosecutor Generals Office Tries to Defend Boyko

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Thursday, 14 July 2016, 14:33

On July 14, Petro Poroshenko Bloc MP Serhiy Leshchenko asserted at a briefing in the Parliament that top officials of Prosecutor General’s Office (GPU) tried to omit charge against Opposition Bloc leader Yuriy Boyko.

To prove his statement, he showed a hardcopy of the notice of suspicion against Boyko in the case of liquefied gas fraud involving Serhiy Kurchenko. According to Leshchenko, it was developed in July 2015, while the Prosecutor General has not signed it yet.

Leshchenko also claims that this case also involves Andrii Koshel, a former CEO of Kurchenko’s company SEPEK who has been detained recently. While a similar charge is made against Koshel, Boyko is not mentioned in this charge.

"It turns out that one year ago, Boyko was suspected in being a member of Kurchenko’s criminal organization, and now his name is never mentioned when the charge is made against another member Koshel. How can it be?," Leshchenko resents.

He claimed that "Chief Military Prosecutor Anatolii Matios tries to omit criminal investigation and charge against Boyko in the case of liquefied gas fraud involving Serhiy Kurchenko."

He cited the official response of Matios that Boyko was interviewed as a witness, referring that one year ago all documents were ready to interrogate him as a suspect.

"I believe that Matios has a conflict of interest in Boyko case, because he used to work in the Presidential Administration headed by Serhiy Lyovochkin who is the best friend and close associate of Boyko," Leshchenko adds.

Source: Oleh Shankovskyi, Ukrayinska Pravda

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