Ukraine learns from the United States experience in Investigation and Prosecution of Financial Crimes


Tetiana Tiutiun, judge of the judicial chamber on criminal cases at the Kyiv Court of Appeal, became a participant in the International Visitor Leadership Program project entitled «Investigation and Prosecution of Financial Crimes».

The effective investigation and prosecution of financial crimes will require the experience of countries, where the fight against economic crime in the context of a market economy has a rich experience.

The representatives of the judiciary and law enforcement authorities of Ukraine have recently completed their two-week visit to the United States of America in the framework of the International Visitor Leadership Program project entitled «Investigation and Prosecution of Financial Crimes». This project was administrated by the Institute of International Education and conducted from October 16 to 27, 2017.

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The Ukrainian delegation also included Tetiana Tiutiun, judge of the judicial chamber on criminal cases at the Kyiv Court of Appeal.

The main purpose of the project is to examine best practices in investigating complex financial crimes, to explore the most efficient and practical strategies for investigating and prosecuting high-level corruption cases, to observe an adversarial justice system in action at the federal, state and local levels and to discuss investigative and prosecutorial strategies with the range of criminal justice professionals engaged in addressing corruption and financial crime.

The study visit began in Washington, D.C. The participants were provided an overview of federalism and of the role of federal agencies in addressing financial crimes.

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The Ukrainian side had an opportunity to meet with representatives of the Department of Financial Investigations, the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Department of State and other agencies.

The themes related to public and private sector cooperation in addressing financial crime, financial crime task forces, prosecution and sentencing in financial crime cases have become a key subject of the program for participants in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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The study visit of the Ukrainian participants to the USA was completed at financial center of the Southwest – the city of Dallas, Texas, where the representatives of the legal community were able to visit financial services companies, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, as well as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Dallas Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Texas. Topics under discussion concerned the peculiarities of the investigation and prosecution of financial fraud and the role of the defense.

Thanks to the International Visitor Leadership Program the participants gained useful practical experience in the field of investigation and prosecution of financial crimes in the United States, which will undoubtedly be taken into consideration in the further work.

We are convinced that the exchange of experience in similar format will be a successful example of the effective cooperation between representatives of judicial, law enforcement officials and international experts.

The press service of the Kyiv Court of Appeal informed