The Malinovsky court of Odessa, having considered on Monday, March 20, the protocol on administrative violation compiled by the National Anti-Corruption Agency during the awarding of employees of the Odessa customs, acquitted the ex-head of the local customs Yulia Marushevskaya.
A prosecutor of the Prosecutor General's Office represented the prosecution in the court, Ukrinform reports..
Marushevskaya during the court session denied the existence of corruption intent in the actions during the signing of the order, according to which the employees of the Odessa customs, including Marushevskaya herself, in 2016 received 500 hryvnia bonuses.
"I do not consider myself guilty, since the order signed by me, in accordance with the regulations of the State Fiscal Service, was agreed with the legal department and the internal security department, which did not reveal any violations," said the former head of the Odessa Customs.
She also expressed bewilderment that the statement on the offense in the NAPK was filed by the first deputy head of the Security Service, Pavel Demchin, who "would have to deal with major corruption crimes, rather than petty" administrative ".
Avdokat Marushevskaya pointed out that more than a year has passed since the signing of the order, and the period before the expiration of which the person can be brought to administrative responsibility has already expired.
He also insisted on the absence of the offense and drew attention to violations in the execution of the order, in connection with which it can not be used as evidence in court.
The representative of NAPK insisted on the need to bring Marushevskaya to justice because of violation of the conflict of interests legislation.
At the same time, the prosecutor said that the GPU considers it necessary to close the administrative proceedings and to remove the charges from Marushevsky.