Leshchenko committed administrative violation when buying his apartment, - NAPC

Ukraine's National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) has finished the check into apartment acquisition by Ukrainian MP (Petro Poroshenko Bloc) Serhii Leshchenko. The purchase was conducted with an alleged administrative violation.

Censor.NET reports citing the NAPC press service.

"NAPC has found that for the purchase of the apartment (total area 192 square meters) worth 7,550,000 hryvnia [approx. $300,000 - ed.] in a new building in historic downtown of Kyiv, Serhii Leshchenko received a gift - a discount by the construction company. Leshchenko accepted the gift while being a people's deputy of Ukraine and subjected to articles 23, 24 of the Law of Ukraine "On preventing corruption". The value of the gift is by 1,307.43 times higher than minimum salary (the discount totaled 1,801,648 hryvnia [approx $72,000 - ed.]," the agency reported.

NAPC says a protocol has been drafted concerning the MP's violation. The administrative violation of this kind is punished by a fine and a gift confiscation, NAPC says.

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The agency has invited Serhii Leshchenko and his lawyer to arrive in NAPC on Dec. 1, 2016 to get acquainted with the protocol.

On Sept. 20, 2016, the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption launched investigation into Leshchenko's purchase of his apartment at Ivana Franka Street in downtown Kyiv.

Earlier, blogger Andrii Dzyndzia wrote on Facebook that People's Deputy Serhii Leshchenko had purchased a 200-square meter apartment worth 7.5 million hryvnia (about $300,000) at Ivana Franka Street in downtown Kyiv. Leshchenko confirmed this fact and noted that he borrowed half of the amount necessary for the purchase of the property from founder of Ukrainska Pravda news outlet Olena Prytula. The rest of the amount was combined of personal and his girlfriend's savings.

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