Mykola Chaus, a judge from Kyiv's Darnytsky District Court, on November 11 was placed on Interpol's international wanted list, officials at Ukraine's National Anti-corruption Bureau (NABU) said.
"[Chaus] is suspected of committing a crime pursuant to Part 4 of Article 368 of Ukraine's Criminal Code (accepting, offering or promising a bribe)," NABU officials said.
As earlier reported, on August 9 agents from NABU with agents from the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) discovered Chaus had received a bribe
of $150,000. The money was found in two glass jars, which Chaus dug in the yard of his residence.
Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada on September 6 supported the representation of the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) to detain and arrest Chaus. Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy immediately signed the bill.
SAPO the same day said Chaus had fled to Russian-occupied Crimea.
Kyiv's Solomyansky District Court on September 12 gave permission to arrest Chaus.
In early October 12 NABU Head Artem Sytnyk said it was possible Chaus could return to Ukraine. He added that the necessary documents to place him on the Interpol wanted list were being prepared.
NABU sent Interpol documents relating to the case on October 21.