Odesa prosecutor's office not confirming closure of criminal case against ex-mayor Bodelan
April 20, 2010, 11:34 a.m. |
The prosecutor's office of Odesa region hasn't confirmed the information that a criminal case against ex-mayor Ruslan Bodelan was closed.
"I have no such information. On the contrary, [Odesa region's Prosecutor] Vasyl Stepanovych [Prysiazhniuk] has told media recently that the case hasn't been closed," the press secretary of regional prosecution Olena Abramova told Interfax-Ukraine on Tuesday.
Earlier, some media reported with reference to a source in the prosecutor's office that a criminal case against Bodelan was closed.
Bodelan was mayor of Odesa in 1998-2005. In 2005, following the Orange Revolution, he was charged with abuse of office and put on the international wanted list. In 2006, Bodelan received Russian citizenship.
On April 9, the ex-mayor returned to Odesa.