As a result of the inspections carried out at the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office and the Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Special Cases, the Inspectorate of Prosecutors brought 33 disciplinary proceedings against 24 prosecutors, Prosecutor General Alexandr Stoianoglo was quoted by IPN as saying in a news conference on February 19.
Alexandr Stoianoglo said the disciplinary procedures were instituted over a number of serious violations, such as illegal following and wiretapping, arrests, searches and confiscations, delay in the examination of cases, illegal decisions, defective representation of state prosecution in court and non-challenging of illegal judgments in courts.
Eighteen of the disciplinary proceedings were already sent to the Discipline and Ethics Board of the Superior Council of Prosecutors. The others continue to be examined by inspectors. Asked if particular decisions over the disciplinary proceedings were already taken, the Prosecutor General said the procedure for holding someone disciplinarily accountable lasts long, for even up to a year, as it consists of a number of stages.