Ukraine to create anti-corruption bureau
KIEV, October 14 (RAPSI) – On Tuesday, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a bill that provides for creating an anti-corruption bureau. A total of 278 lawmakers voted for the document; the required minimum is 226, RIA Novosti reports.
The bureau will conduct pretrial investigations of suspected corruption cases, examine suspects for decency and search for funds and property for subsequent confiscation. The bureau will focus on the country’s top officials, including the president, the ministers, judges, MPs and members of local legislatures.
Under the new law, candidates for the post of bureau director will be considered by a nine-person commission representing the Verkhovna Rada, the cabinet and the president’s executive office. The director will be appointed for seven years without the right to reappointment. The bureau will have up to 700 employees, which could be required to undergo lie detector screening as part of the hiring process.