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Ukraine detains Supreme Court head in corruption probe

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2023
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Two Ukrainian anti-corruption agencies said on Tuesday that the top judge in the country's highest court was in detention, a day after they announced a seizure of cash and a suspected corruption case at the Supreme Court. 

"At this time, the head of the Supreme Court has been detained and measures are being taken to check other individuals for involvement in criminal activity," Oleksandr Omelchenko, a prosecutor at the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO), told a press briefing on Tuesday. 

He did not name the individual, but the top judge...

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