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The Verkhovna Rada approved the return of criminal code article providing responsibility for illicit enrichment. About it reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
In the first reading for the draft law voted 316 deputies.
Article for illicit enrichment not only provides criminal penalties for officials for such acts, but the forfeiture of all illegal assets.
In June, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky introduced to the Parliament the bill, but the Parliament of the previous convocation refused to consider it even after the request of the head of state to convene an extraordinary session for this reason.
Criminal penalties for illicit enrichment was lifted on February 26. The constitutional court found that the article violates the presumption of innocence. This decision has caused discontent of the US Ambassador and the head of the EU delegation in Kiev, the court required a review of all registered bills on the subject.
In addition, the international monetary Fund after the decision of the constitutional court are thinking about the revision of the program of crediting of Ukraine, because the establishment of a system of anti-corruption legislation was one of the conditions of granting funds.
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