Malinovsky district court of Odessa issued a not-guilty verdict in the case of the mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov regarding the purchase by the city Council at an inflated price of the building of JSC HC “region”.
“The Odessa court acquitted Trukhanov and all his accomplices”, – wrote the head of the Centre for combating corruption (CPC) Vitaliy Shabunin in the social network “Feisbuk” on Tuesday.
According to local newspaper “Duma”, the court acquitted Trukhanov, his Deputy Paul Vogelman and the other defendants because their guilt has not been proved.
According to the newspaper, at 16:16 on Tuesday he appeared in court the former President of Georgia, the candidate for people’s deputies of Ukraine Michael Saakashvili, and in the corridor began jostling and commotion. A few minutes later the police surrounded the hall and expelled Saakashvili from the courthouse. The room where you read the sentence, closed from the inside, so that the activists could not break through.
Yesterday, July 8, Malinovsky district court of Odessa recognized invalid number of evidence, in particular, examination of the cost of the building of JSC HC “region” for which the city Council, according to the investigation, had paid an inflated price.
“There, the experts collected evidence generally prohibited expert to do. In addition, the examination of the scene is produced with a material breach, and the examination itself is derived from this”, – said the lawyer Alexander Trukhanov Lysak Internet edition “Ukrainian truth”.
The defence submits that to determine the market value in an unstable market is impossible, no methodological framework for experts to determine the market value.
In the Specialized anticorruption Prosecutor’s office “the Ukrainian truth” was told, that I believe examination the cost extremely important for business proof.
Inadmissible evidence, the court also said the message on suspicion Trukhanov and several of his probable accomplices.