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Another criminal case opened against former head of financial service markets watchdog Volha

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Sept. 13, 2011, 11:31 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
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Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office has opened another criminal case against the former head of the state commission for financial service markets regulation, Vasyl Volha, for embezzlement, as in 2010 his driver received the same wage as a chief specialist of one of the commission's departments. "During an investigation of the criminal case against the former head of the state commission for financial service markets regulation in committing crime under part two of Article 15 and part three of Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, it was revealed that the latter hired a person in 2010 who provided driving services to Volha and who got the same wage as a chief specialist of one of the departments," the Prosecutor General's Office said on Monday.

The report says that the chief department for investigation into important cases of the Prosecutor General's Office opened a criminal case against the above-mentioned persons under part three of Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (embezzlement and misuse of office). Pretrial investigation is being carried out.

The name of the official is not disclosed.

As reported, Volha was detained on July 19. Pechersky District Court in Kyiv ruled to place him in custody for two months as a pre-trial restriction measure.

Volha is charged with accepting a $500,000 bribe.
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