Ukraine is looking into new allegations against a prominent judge who recently returned from suspension imposed under an anti-corruption government drive.
Prosecutors said they launched an additional preliminary investigation into a previously unreported case in which judge Artur Yemelianov awarded a property lease to a real estate company called Dreamwood.
The issue is whether his then wife, Svitlana Yemelianova, co-owned the company at the time Yemelianov made his ruling on Oct. 9, 2008, which would have created an impermissible conflict of interests.
Yemelianov says Yemelianova had no stake in the company when he made the ruling and denies any wrongdoing.
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