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NEW: Kulyk, the Ukrainian prosecutor behind the dossier targeting Hunter Biden, has been indicted 3

NEW: Kulyk, the Ukrainian prosecutor behind the dossier targeting Hunter Biden, has been indicted 3 times for corruption, is known for using investigations as political weapons and has ties to a Ukrainian warlord who works for Russian intelligence.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor Behind the Dossier Targeting Hunter Biden

Konstiantyn H. Kulyk has been indicted himself on corruption charges and has a reputation for using investigations as political weapons.

KIEV, Ukraine — When the Ukrainian prosecutor Konstiantyn H. Kulyk compiled a seven-page dossier in English that accused the son of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. of corruption, he helped set off a political firestorm that has led to the impeachment investigation of President Trump.

But even as he was reopening a corruption case related to Hunter Biden’s service on the board of Burisma Holdings, a major Ukrainian gas company, Mr. Kulyk himself was under a cloud of suspicion.

He has been indicted three times on corruption charges and accused of bringing politically motivated criminal cases against his opponents. In a Ukrainian security clearance form, Mr. Kulyk admitted having ties to a warlord in eastern Ukraine accused of working for the Russian intelligence services.

Yet none of this — including the case related to the Bidens — has seemed to harm the career of Mr. Kulyk, who remains a department head in the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office under a new president, Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Mr. Kulyk’s continued presence in the halls of government illustrates the blending of politics and criminal justice in Ukraine, where investigations are routinely used as political weapons or to grease the business interests of wealthy insiders. And the spread of his dossier in Washington shows how these tactics have spilled into American politics.

More: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/15/world/europe/ukraine-prosecutor-biden-trump.html

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