In the fight against corruption, the Verkhovna Rada has heard a proposal to legalize the alienation of illegally acquired property.
The relevant bill has registered in the Verkhovna Rada by an MP from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, Yuri Lutsenko, reports UNN.
Under the proposed changes, “property whose value exceeds three hundred thousand UAH, if the legality of the origin of money or other property used in its acquisition has not been confirmed in the manner prescribed by law” shall be regarded as unreasonable.
Such property may be alienated in favor of the state by a court in whole or in part upon a motion by the prosecutor. Included is the possibility of removal of such property from relatives and friends of defendants in anti-corruption cases if the court proves the illegitimacy of the property.
At the same time, a person may be exempted from confiscation of property “if he voluntarily declares it to the competent state authority.”
However, the bill establishes liability for an attempt to force or provoke a person to commit a corrupt act.
As reported, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau has been offered the power to investigate any crime, track financial flows and arrest the property of individuals and legal entities. The relevant bill has registered in the Verkhovna Rada by BPP MP Yuri Lutsenko.
Earlier, President Poroshenko promised that the Bureau would be a “surprise,” and would appear on January 14th. He also suggested that a foreigner should lead the institution.