Criminal case was instituted against the heads of Sumy election commission
The criminal case against the heads of the election commission of the village of Sulla, the Sumy district, has been passed to the Kovpakovskiy district court, “Dankor” informs.
The criminal case on the fact of entering of deliberately false data into the protocol of calculation of votes at election station No. 154 by the officials of the election commission was instituted on 20 December 2004 by the regional prosecutors office. In the course of investigation the criminal case was started against concrete persons: head of the commission Aleksandr R., secretary of the commission Lubov G. and member of the commission Mykhaylo L.
According to the information of Igor Sidorenko, the senior investigating officer of the Sumy regional prosecutors office, in the course of calculation of votes the district election commission established their number: 252 persons voted for V. Yushchenko and 48 – for V. Yanukovich, about which the correspondent protocol was compiled. Yet, when this protocol was received by the territorial election commission of election circuit No. 161 in Belopolye, quite other data were announced: 52 votes for V. Yushchenko and 248 – for V. Yanukovich.
In the course of investigation it was disclosed that after the end of calculation of votes the election documents, in particular the first and second copies of the protocols, were sealed for sending to the election commission in Belopolye. By the data of the prosecutors office, head of the commission Aleksandr R., secretary of the commission Lubov G. and member of the commission Mykhaylo L. came to Sumy and, in the building of the district employment center, entered the deliberately false data into the election documents, thus falsifying the results of the voting. Their guilt is proved completely.
The falsification was carried out by order of Vladimir L., the first deputy of the head of the Sumy district state administration. The criminal case against Vladimir L. is singled out for future pre-trial investigation.
17 March 2005