As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by Prosud activists in an investigation.
They reminded the news reports of November 2016 about $500,000 in cash, a non-lethal piston and a rifle stolen from the house of judge of Superior Economic Court of Ukraine Malvina Danylova. During the robbery, three criminals tied the judge and her partner up. Later, the head of the Judicial Council of Ukraine Valentyna Symonenko said it happened because of disclosure of assets in electronic income statements.
"However, the robbery of Judge Danylova could not be linked to Symonenko's version because neither the robbed house nor the cash stolen had been indicated in Danylova's declaration. We decided to take a closer look at Judge Danylova, the robbery case, and find what else might be found missing from Ms. Danylova's declaration," the investigation reads.
According to activists, Danylova hails from Kharkiv, where she started her career in 1990s as a lawyer and police investigator. In 2009 she moved to Kyiv and got appointed a Judge of Kyiv Appeals Administrative Court, moving to Superior Economic Court in 2012. Danylova was never involved in any business operations, Prosud reports.
The assets she owns, the activists note, could not have been bought by Danylova from her state-paid jobs.
The robbed house in Vyshenky, Boryspilskyi district of the Kyiv region, belongs to Kyryliuk Ruslan Ivanovych.
Media report Kyryliuk is a civil partner of Danylova, which means she should have included the property in the income statement, as stipulated by the law.
The activists visited the house and were met by Ruslan Kyryliuk, who said Danylova indeed resides in the house four or five days a week but is not his partner. He said the money stolen in November belonged to him, and it was about $200,000, not half a million.
Danylova's declarations for 2013 and 2014 include only her judge salary as income. In 2015, she received an income from selling property.
The only family member indicated by Danylova is her son Maksym Danylov, born in 1992.
Danylova's income statement reads that her son is much more richer than her. He is former student of Yaroslav Mudryi Law Academy of Ukraine in Kharkiv, who has been in business since he was 18 (a trading distributor).
Maksym Danylov opened two companies.
However, income statement of one of the companies states that the earnings from its legal services are null.
Danylova included the following property in her declaration:
- Official housing - a 112-square-meter apartment in Kyiv;
- Three land plots in the Kharkiv region;
- Two summer houses in the Kharkiv region (118 and 32 sq. m.)
- A parking spot in Kyiv;
- Two apartments in Kharkiv (a 116-square-meter and a 379-square-meter, one of the largest among those declared by judges).
The family of the judge also owns posh cars, including a Mercedes Benz E250 2011 worth $60,000.
Danylova's son owns two cars: a Mercedes Benz E550 2008, worth at least $25,000, and a Subaru Impreza 2008, worth some $10,000.
The authors of the investigation said Judge Danylova's eligibility for becoming a Judge of the new Supreme Court of Ukraine should be questioned by the relevant commission and the public, given how much assets she 'forgot' to include in her income statement.