"Members of Kostiantyn Kulyk’s team are carrying out searches as part of the investigation into the liquefied gas without a search warrant. Oleksii was apprehended and taken to the Prosecutor General’s Office," INSIDER quotes Tamrazov's lawyer Mykola Orikhovskyi as saying, Censor.NET reports.
LB.UA news outlet also reported Tamrazov being rearrested and taken to the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) in order to serve him with charge papers.
Another Tamrazov's lawyer Vitalii Kolomiiets told RBC-Ukraine that his client was detained by members of the PGO’s Department for International Cooperation as part of the probe into the crime ring run by runaway ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.
According to Kolomiiets, Tamrazov was brought to the PGO to be served with charge papers.
Prosecutor General Yuii Lutsenko said Aug. 9 that the former first deputy chairman of Ukrhazvydobuvannia public joint-stock company Tamrazov was apprehended while attempting to give $200,000 in bribe to a PGO member.
Tamrazov, born in 1975, served as first deputy chairman of state-owned PJSC Ukrgazvydobuvannya from 2010 to March 2014. He is the owner of All-Ukrainian Media Group LLC (theinsider.ua media outlet).