"Diamond" prosecutor Korniyets assaulted in downtown Kyiv

15:10, 13 May 2016
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A group of unidentified men on Friday assaulted Oleksandr Korniyets, former deputy prosecutor of Kyiv region, aka "diamond" prosecutor, who is accused of bribery, according to one of his lawyers, Viktor Petrunenko.

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In turn, speaking by phone, Korniyets told UNIAN that he had had a meeting at Krym restaurant on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square. Leaving the restaurant, he was assaulted by four men, who stroke blows to his head and back.

According to Korniyets, he called police and ambulance on the scene.

Read alsoSakvarelidze: investigators discover new illegal activities of "diamond" prosecutorAs UNIAN reported earlier, former deputy prosecutor of Kyiv region Korniyets and former first deputy head of the Main Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General's Office Shapakin were detained July 5 2015, for receiving a bribe in the amount of UAH 3.150 million.

During searches of Shapakin's premises, $400,000 in cash was seized, while a significant amount of jewelry, 65 diamonds, and a Kalashnikov assault rifle were revealed and seized at the premises of Korniyets.

On January 4, the Prosecutor General's Office forwarded the case against the so-called "diamond prosecutors" to the court.

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