23 cases on falsifications of election were instituted in the Crimea


In June the prosecutor’s office of the Crimea directed to court five criminal cases connected with violations of laws on election of the President of Ukraine in the course of the election campaign on the peninsula. This information was presented on Wednesday by the press service of the prosecutor’s office of the Crimea.

By the data of the press service, during the current year the prosecutor’s organs of the Autonomous republic has instituted 23 criminal cases after the facts of violations in the course of the presidential election campaign.

The Simferopol district court has already brought in the verdict to the head of election station No. 48 of territorial election circuit No. 10, who falsified signatures in the documents on paying salaries to the members of the election commission, thus defalcating 1659 hryvnas. The court condemned the swindler to three years of deprivation of liberty.

The majority of criminal cases were started in compliance with Article 158 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (illegal use of election bulletins, falsification of election documents), Article 191 (misappropriation and peculation of property or seizure of property by means of misuse of power) for falsification of protocols on the results of voting, obtaining salaries instead of members of election commissions or, on the contrary, illegal accounting of salaries to the officials of election commissions.


30 June 2005

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