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Backroom dealings between Ukrainian authorities and members of the entourage of ousted ex-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych have allowed suspects in high-profile corruption cases to escape prosecution, an opposition lawmaker said.

Reformist lawmaker Sergii Leshchenko on May 16 alleged that some top Yanukovych allies previously under investigation, including lawmaker Yuriy Boyko, had reached secret deals with prosecutors.

Leshchenko’s claims come after the Prosecutor General’s Office in January and February announced that it had struck plea bargains with some suspects in cases from the years that Yanukovych was in power from 2010–2014.

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