NACP sues its former employee over corruption allegations she brought against agency


The National Agency for Corruption Prevention (NACP) has filed a lawsuit against its former member Hanna Solomatina, the whistleblower who revealed abuses allegedly committed by the Agency.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the NACP press service.

"It is premature to discuss (with the relevant parliament committee - Ed.) the statements made by Former Chief of the Department for Financial Control and Monitoring Hanna Solomatina given the criminal proceedings entered in the Unified Register of pretrial investigations by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) on Nov. 10, 2017," the statement reads.

The agency insists that the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction has been misled since Solomatina was removed from office on Oct. 31, 2017.

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The NACP stressed that the allegations filed by its former member were subjective while the information she had submitted was unreliable and subject to the court investigation. The agency also said it had filed the relevant lawsuit to the Shevchenkivskyi district court of Kyiv.

"In such circumstances, the NACP members' participation in the Committee meeting on this issue is senseless before the court makes the relevant ruling and the NABU provides findings in the initiated probe," the statement reads.

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Earlier on Nov. 14, Head of the Financial Control Department of the National Agency for Corruption Prevention (NACP) Hanna Solomatina said that some results of screening of the asset and income statements filed by officials had been forged. She also requested to initiate a probe into illegal actions of the agency employees and suspend NACP Chairwoman Korchak pending investigation. Solomatina said NACP had never been an independent body but always followed orders of the government officials.

She said she wrote a letter of resignation from her post along with several other agency members, including heads of other departments.

Former NACP's financial control department chief says she is currently on a sick leave but she is aware that the agency has already drafted the order of her dismissal.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n462879