: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Sakvarelidze dismissed from PGO


Deputy Prosecutor General Davit Sakvaralidze has been dismissed from the prosecution bodies, as well as brought to disciplinary responsibility for the ”gross violation of prosecutorial ethics,” according to a message on the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) website.

”Deputy Prosecutor General Davit Sakvaralidze has been dismissed from the prosecution bodies. The structure of the Prosecutor General`s Office is brought into line with the requirements of the Law of Ukraine ”On the Prosecutor`s Office.” The PGO has repeatedly received collective parliamentary appeals and inquiries regarding  non-compliance with Articles 8, 15 of the Law of Ukraine ”On Prosecutor`s Office” of the position of Deputy Prosecutor General – the prosecutor of Odesa region, which Davit Sakvarelidze occupies.

The validity of the decision on the establishment of the post was also the subject of judicial appeal in Kyiv District Administrative Court at the suit of an MP.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine brought into line with the requirements of the Law of Ukraine ”On Prosecutor`s Office” the structure and staff schedule of the prosecution by issuing an order on the elimination of the post of Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine – the prosecutor of Odesa region with the simultaneous setting of the position of the prosecutor of Odesa region,” the report says.

In addition, Prosecutor General Victor Shokin by his order of March 29 brought Sakvarelidze to disciplinary responsibility ”for gross violation of the rules of prosecutorial ethics, intervention in the activities of another prosecutor, misconduct that defames the employee of the PGO, and the failure and improper performance of official duties.”

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