It became known that the victim had received threats.
Tatyana Leshchenko, the head of the bar Council of Dnipropetrovsk region, as well as a member of the qualification disciplinary Commission Anna Streber and her brother Michael, Strebig was attacked during the night of 25 January in the river. They were attacked by an unknown and fired at the car in which there were lawyers. The victims received anonymous threats – it began on the eve of the conference of lawyers of the Dnepropetrovsk region, where most of the lawyers criticized the head of the KDKA Nicholas Willow and some members of KDKA, the defendants in the anti-corruption journalistic investigations.
The car in which there were lawyers, drove to a house in a residential neighborhood of the Dnieper at the beginning of the first night. First came the driver, he heard the whistle of bullets, the attackers clearly waited for the lawyers. The man quickly got back in the car and drove away from the scene. Just had 4 shots fired, all of them, fortunately, hit the car body. No one was injured by chance – women had to get out of the car. The lawyers called the police.
The case of the attack on lawyers submitted to ADR. Article 115 part 2 is the attempt on the life of two or more persons.
Lawyers Dnipropetrovsk region appealed to Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko and the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov with a request to investigate an attack on colleagues, because the incident is a challenge to the entire legal community in Ukraine.
It is noteworthy that these lawyers have been attacked: during the conference December 7, 2018 in the river, the delegates threw smoke bombs and firecrackers. Then unknown armed men tried to disrupt the event, in order to prevent the re-election of the new head of KDKA is the infamous Nicholas Willow. However, the conference was held.
Deprived of office, Mykola Verba did not accept it. He desperately tries to block the work of KDKA. More than 300 people can not because of his actions to pass qualifying exams and obtain a certificate of lawyer. Mykola Verba simply hid their documents. The newly elected head of KDKA Alexander Samartsev has addressed in law enforcement bodies, after hundreds of people became hostages of actions implicated in corruption Nicholas Willow. There began the investigation of the crimes described in article 191 CH 5 (misappropriation, embezzlement of property or taking to them by abuse of official position).
If the wine Willow will be proved, to it threatens imprisonment for the term from seven till twelve years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years and with confiscation of property.
Nicholas willow, meanwhile, is trying to be reinstated through the courts. He is willing to pay up to 100 thousand dollars for the right solution.
Mykola Verba in the public sphere appeared for the last time in mid-December in Kiev, he gave in the empty hall press conference. In any event the legal profession did not see it then.
It seems that soon the courts Mykola Verba can go far is not the case for reinstatement to the position of head of KDKA.