Anti-graft agency holds Kyiv councilman
NABU searched Serhiy Krymchak's home and office on Wednesday.
Law enforcers detained the deputy of Kyiv City Council, Serhiy Krymchak (Yednist), Ukrainian News reported on Thursday, 14 September, with a reference to a source in Kyiv city hall.
Serhiy Krymchaks is a member of the Kyiv City Council's standing committee of the on urban planning, architecture and land use.
National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) in a separate report confirmed the arrest of the councilman and his suspected accomplice on the charges of office abuse and fraud .
Investigators say Krymchak, being the secretary of the commission on land relations in 2010-2011, had access to information the municipal property and organized a criminal scheme to seize three land plots worth over 3.5 mn hryvnya. NABU detectives say that the city official with the help of a relative took possession of the municipal land in Kyiv's Shevchenkivskyy district and then legalized them by making them a part of the statutory fund of a company founded by the likely accomplice.
The NABU probe began in September 2016.
Krymchak is married to his granddaughter of the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Vitaliy Masol (1994-1995). He was a member of the "young team" of the former mayor of Kyiv Leonid Chernovetskyy.