Former Judge Zvarych Arrested In Lviv

LVIV, Ukraine -- Former Head of the Lviv Administrative Appeals Court Ihor Zvarych, who was wanted on a bribery charge, was arrested in Lviv on Monday, the head of the press service of Ukraine's security service, Maryna Ostapenko, has told Interfax-Ukraine agency.

Former judge Ihor Zvarych.

According to Ostapenko, the former judge was seized by the Alpha special division on the roof of the house in which he was hiding.

Zvarych will be handed over to the prosecutors' office dealing with his case.

As reported on December 3, 2008, the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine opened a case on allegations that Zvarych took a $100,000 bribe.

Zvarych was dismissed as head of the Lviv Administrative Appeals Court on December 12.

On December 15, he was put on the wanted list after disappearing from a hospital in which he had been undergoing medical treatment.

Source: Kyiv Post


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