Irpin Mayor Karpliuk probably hides in Poland amid suspicion served to Bucha Mayor

Irpin Mayor Volodymyr Karpliuk suspected of embezzlement of nearly 900 hectares of forest land in the Kyiv region is likely to be hiding abroad.

Correspondent for Censor.NET Iryna Romaliiska wrote on Facebook.

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"Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko said Mayor of Bucha Fedoruk and the secretary of the local council were served notice of suspicion yesterday. But where is his crony, Mayor of Irpin Volodymyr Karpliuk? As far as I remember, the homes of both mayors as well as both city councils were searched then," she wrote.

"I dialed his cell number to ask where he was. But I heard the message in Polish that the person I was trying to reach was unavailable. I guess he left on vacation again," the journalist noted.

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Earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office, the Security Service of Ukraine, and the Interior Ministryconducted searches at 31 addresses, including the places of residence of Bucha and Irpin mayors, charged with the seizure of 890 hectares of forest. During 2006-2012, the suspected officials illegally passed land plots into the ownership of their friends and relatives.

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Irpin mayor Volodymyr Karpliuk is reported to have fled the country. The investigation also examines the fact of passing 14 hectares of Bucha forest to former Verkhovna Rada First Deputy Chairman Ihor Kaletnyk. According to MP Chervakova, Bucha mayor Fedoruk and Irpin mayor Karpliuk appear in three criminal proceedings. According to the PGO, during the searches law enforcers "found documents evidencing of various crimes, including deforestation and illegal development."

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n410260