The Verkhovna Rada adopted the bill N3428 "About Modification of Some Laws of Ukraine (concerning Counteraction to Bribery)" in the first reading. 372 deputies voted for the relevant decision from 439 registered in a hall.
The bill, in particular, provides to establish for judges, prosecutors and investigators for receiving a bribe in especially large amount of punishment in the form of lifelong imprisonment with property confiscation.
The bill submitted the People's Deputy from "Our Ukraine — National Self-defense" fraction Anatoly Gritsenko, it is offered to add in article 67 UK the list of circumstances which burden punishment by two more, - "commission of crime by the person, in connection with performance of official duties by it" and "commission of crime from mercenary motives".
The author also suggests to add article 368 UK with such qualifying signs as receiving a bribe in "especially large sizes", "employees of local governments", "judges, prosecutors, investigators". Also it is offered to expand the list condemned which according to the law "About Amnesty Application in Ukraine" don't fall under amnesty action. Such persons, in particular, offer to recognize "condemned for receiving a bribe in especially large size".
The project for receiving a bribe in especially large size provides to establish punishment:
- generally - imprisonment for up to fifteen years,
- for persons who hold responsible or especially responsible position, except judges, prosecutors, investigators, - imprisonment for the term of fifteen years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or to be engaged in a certain activity for up to three years and with property confiscation,
- for judges, prosecutors, investigators - lifelong imprisonment with property confiscation.