Anti-corruption campaigners in Ukraine alleged that Supreme Court president, Vsevolod Knyazev was caught receiving three million dollars in bribes.
Local media in Kiev reported that other Judges of the top judicial body were being raided.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) published a photo of bundles of banknotes on a couch.
NABU and the Special Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement that they had uncovered “large-scale corruption in the Supreme Court.
In particular a scheme to obtain undue advantages by the leadership and Judges of the Supreme Court.
Knyazev was installed as chairman of the Supreme Court in October 2021.
Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly promised a more determined fight against the culture of bribes that is widespread in the country.
Zelensky’s main aim is to show that Ukraine is ready to negotiate for membership in the European Union. (dpa/NAN)