Region: Ukraine

Ukraine public prosecutor investigating anti-corruption organisation

29 March 2016

TI criticises Ukrainian prosecutor for failing to prosecute corruption cases

Transparency International Ukraine said on 2 November that Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin, is personally responsible for the country's failure to fight corruption. The anti-corruption organisation said Shokin has turned officials at the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office into his "puppets" and is unwilling to implement any reforms.

03 November 2015

US Ambassador accuses Ukrainian officials of misconduct in money-laundering investigation

US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has accused individuals in the Ukraine Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) of interfering with a UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into alleged money laundering by Ukraine’s former Ecology Minister Mykola Zlochevsky, according to reports.

14 October 2015

US uncovers largest ever “outside trading” ring

The DoJ and SEC have brought civil and criminal charges against a network of traders and suspected hackers, who allegedly stole information from newswires to make multimillion-dollar trading profits, but it is unclear whether such activity counts as insider trading under US law.

13 August 2015

Ukraine financial investigators could replace tax police

Ukraine's tax police could be disbanded and replaced with the country's financial investigations service, according to a report from Interfax-Ukraine.

09 July 2015

US court throws out prosecution of “wholly foreign” bribery

A Northern District of California judge has criticised federal prosecutors for over-reach, after they charged individuals in the US for an alleged bribery scheme in Canada, at an organisation based in Canada, and relied on the fact the organisation was part US-funded to justify their case.

23 April 2015

EBRD appoints Ukraine anti-corruption representative

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has appointed Lithuanian national Algirdas Šemeta, a former EU commissioner for tax, customs union, audit and anti-fraud, as its business ombudsman to Ukraine’s anti-corruption initiative.

12 December 2014

Foreigner sought to head Ukraine’s new anti-corruption authority

Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, wants a foreigner to head the country’s new anti-corruption authority, according to the BBC. Poroshenko said that a person "from outside Ukraine" and "equally distant from all political forces" should be in charge of the country’s fight against corruption.

01 December 2014

IBA Tokyo: anti-corruption update

The IBA’s Anti-Corruption Committee today presented an update on legal developments and enforcement action around the world.

22 October 2014

Ukraine passes law to create anti-corruption prosecuting agency

The Ukrainian parliament has today passed a law to introduce a new anti-corruption prosecuting agency, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, according to reports. Ukrainian politicians also voted in favour of introducing a law that sets out a government strategy to implement further improvements to Ukraine’s anti-corruption programme.

14 October 2014

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