: Prosecutor General's Office asks court to arrest whistleblower Kasko

14:07 Apr. 14, 2016

Prosecutor General's Office asks court to arrest whistleblower Kasko

Vitaliy Kasko, former Deputy Prosecutor General. (UNIAN Photo)

Notice of suspicion served against former Deputy Prosecutor General who exposed prosecutorial corruption

The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has asked Kyiv Pechersk District Court to arrest former Deputy Prosecutor General Vitaliy Kasko, setting bail at UAH 1.8 million.

The relevant petition was announced by prosecutors Dmytro Makarov and Andriy Parshutin at the court hearing.

"We ask to apply the preventive measure of detention against the suspect Vitaliy Kasko with a bail in the amount of UAH 1.8 million," the prosecutors said.

Watch also Ukraine Today's interview with Vitaliy Kasko: Ukraine's former deputy prosecutor general on highly corrupt system

On February 15, Kasko announced he would quit the office over corruption. His letter of resignation was later approved by Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

The Prosecutor General's Office late Sunday filed a notice of suspicion for Kasko in a fraud case. He is suspected of illegally receiving two apartments.

On Wednesday, Kasko claimed that the PGO was set to submit to Kyiv Pechersk District Court a motion for his arrest as a preventive measure.

The Prosecutor General's Office continues to adhere to the illicit position that he is a suspect in a criminal case, Kasko told journalists after his interrogation in the PGO.

Reporting by UNIAN.

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