The court found unreasonable attraction to administrative responsibility of the Chairman of the regional Council by law enforcement officers.
Primorsky district court of Odessa has reviewed the March 17 administrative report about Commission of corrupt practices by Chairman of the Odessa regional Council Anatoly Urban and recognized against official suspicion unfounded.
This decision was made by judge Viktor Ivanov.
“The court finds that the vote at the session for himself as the head of the Odessa regional Council, is the implementation of Executive functions by Deputy, that does not contain evidence of a conflict of interest. Urban has not violated the provisions of article 172-7 of the “code of Ukraine on administrative offences” because he acted in accordance with the requirements of the law and the relevant regulations,” – said Ivanov .
The court found unreasonable attraction to administrative responsibility of the Chairman of the regional Council by law enforcement officers, a position that he defended in court the Prosecutor of Department General Prosecutor’s office Evgeny Margin.
According to Marachino, the staff of Department of protection of economy of the National police found violations of Urban requirements for the prevention and settlement of conflict of interests under article 172-7 of the “code of Ukraine on administrative offences”.
The Prosecutor asked the court to declare the officer guilty of an offense and sentenced to a fine in the amount of 400 untaxed minimum incomes of citizens.
However, the Urban said in court that do not violate the law, rejecting the allegations, in particular, that the vote on 7 December 2016 at session of a regional Council for setting yourself a salary increase, as well as bonuses and material assistance.
His lawyer Vladimir Yakovich also addressed the court with the petition for termination of proceedings “in connection with absence of structure of a crime and unsubstantiated accusations”.
The lawyer explained that the law allegedly does not clearly prescribe the procedure that the employees representative bodies on conflict of interest. It is therefore unacceptable to involve them for such violations to justice.
A similar position was published in the court and a witness by the defense Secretary of the parliamentary Commission on parliamentary ethics and legality of a regional Council Oleg Kutateladze, stressing that “not any conflict of interest leads to justice. According to him, a conflict of interest in the presence of a corruption component, and just such signs in the actions of the defendant, in his opinion, no.
As you know, at the December session of the Odessa regional Council decided to set the Chairman of the regional Council allowance for the special nature of the work and the intensity of labor at 90 per cent of the basic salary including extra in rank; the monthly premium in the amount of 60 percent of salary for actual hours worked; financial assistance for health improvement and for solving social issues in the amount of the average monthly wage.” For this decision voted himself Urban.
Employees of Department of protection of the economy Department of protection of economy of the National police of Ukraine has classified such actions as Urban corruption, as he presided at the session of the Odessa regional Council when making a decision “About establishment of allowances, bonuses and material assistance to the Chairman of Odessa regional Council VII convocation Urbanska A. I.”
As reported in e-declarations on incomes for last year the head of Urban a regional Council specified in the portal of the Unified state register of declarations of income from entrepreneurial activities (up to election to the office was headed by PJSC “Unicodename”) over 1 million 40 thousand UAH, for a part-time job – 893 thousand UAH and the salary in the basic place of work – 65 thousand UAH. Only the official declare 25 million 146 thousand UAH.
Urban – the owner of the apartment with an area of 266 sq m, garage of 24 sq m, as well as “other real estate” area of 280 square meters.
In addition, the family of the Chairman of the Odessa regional Council owns a fleet of four cars and a boat, particularly Urban – cars Hyundai IX35 2013 model year, Range Rover 2014 release and pleasure boat 2003 model year. In the ownership of his wife, Porshe Cayanne 2011 release and Mercedes-Benz 2015 release.