MP Rosenblat sought to remove attachment of $200,000 seized from his bodyguard


The appeals court dismissed request of MP Boryslav Rosenblat to remove attachment of $200,000 seized from his bodyguard last June.

As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET, member of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) Valentyn Musiiaka said that the court rejected the lawmaker's request as a five-day period for appealing against court rulings had expired. The cash was impounded on June 29.

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Rosenblat did not show up in the court. His lawyer, Andrii Levkovets, said that Rosenblat was unaware that the funds were attached. The defense has learned about this ruling much later. Therefore, the lawyers believe that the appeal period has not been missed.

"The attachment was imposed on the funds owned by a specific person. It was alleged that Rosenblat sought to acquire this money, but the court attached the cash allegedly received by the bodyguard for Rosenblat," the lawyer said.

The defense believes that the court's decision violates Rosenblat's rights, which allows him to file such a petition.

On June 19, the NABU apprehended Rosenblat' bodyguard carrying $200,000 in cash in his bag. The detectives say that the MP promised to facilitate issuing of license for the amber extraction in exchange for this money.

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Earlier, it was reported that MP Borys Rozenblat was not allowed on his flight in 'Kyiv' international airport when he tried to leave for Germany on Oct. 19. NABU said it was not a detention, but investigative procedure.

On July 7, the Verkhovna Rada regulation committee considered the motion by Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko on providing consent to indictment, detention, and arrest of Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) MP Boryslav Rozenblat, and found it well grounded. On July 11, Rada supported lifting immunity of Rozenblat.

On June 19, NABU detectives detained a bodyguard of Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) MP Boryslav Rozenblat. The bodyguard was carrying a bag with $200,000 in cash. The MP called it a 'provocation.' NABU head Sytnyk announced later that his agency drafted a motion on lifting immunity of people's deputies Boryslav Rozenblat and Maksym Poliakov.

On June 22, Solomianskyi court has ruled to arrest another suspect in the so-called 'amber case,' Kostiantyn Proskurko, for 60 days.

NABU estimates the total amount of bribes accepted for the sake in lobbying the laws for the amber business to be $311,000.

On Oct. 13, Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv failed to consider a motion by the Special Anti-corruption prosecutor's office on extending obligations imposed on Rozenblat.

On Oct. 17, his obligation to wear an electronic tracking device expired.

It is known that MP Rozenbal has a status of permanent resident in Germany and a house there he bought in December 2016.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n463787