Thursday, 20 April, 2017, 21:33 Crime
NACB detains heavyweight politician and tycoon
Mykola Martynenko. Photo: radiosvoboda.org
Mykola Martynenko. Photo: radiosvoboda.org

Mykola Martynenko, ex-lawmaker, tycoon and influential politician, was detained by detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau on suspicions of receiving kick-backs for Enerhoatom contracts with Czechia’s Scoda plant, lawmaker Serhy Leshchenko said Apr. 20, speaking on ZIK TV.

Martynenko transferred the kick-backs amounting to between 10 and 20 percent of the contracts amounts to his account in Switzerland.

NACB started investigation in 2015. Martynenko, however, tried to quash the investigation with the help of corrupt judges.

 “Now we will see how unbiased and honest the Solomyansky court in whose jurisdiction is to choose the terms of Martynenko’s detention [jail or bail],” Leshchenko said.

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