In order to stall the investigation of the so-called “diamond prosecutors” case, die-hard members of the prosecutor general’s office have opened investigation into several prosecutors of the General inspection, the reform-minded Deputy Prosecutor General David Sakvarelidze told journalists Feb. 25, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.
In September, Sakvarelidze team searched the offices and homes of a deputy prosecutor general and a Kyiv prosecutor, seizing thousands of dollars and heaps of diamonds.
“More criminal probes were conducted against my team than against Viktor Yanukovych,” Sakvarelidze said.
When the testing for local prosecutors started in September 2015, PGO internal security opened an investigation into the funding of the testing by EU.
EU experts were questioned on that issue, something that caused international indignation, he said.
In January 2016, another wave of internal security investigations began against reform-minded prosecutors, he reiterated.
Sakvarelidze accused PGO hard-liners of stalling the reform of the prosecution.
He said he has no plans to resign.