Before the candidates start a competition for a place in the court, they must undergo a special verification whereunder HQCJ submits requests to various government agencies in order to find out information on education, health, facts of bringing a candidate to criminal liability, etc. One of the bodies HQCJ applies to is the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption which must confirm the reliability of data in the candidate's declaration. Candidates that have provided false information on their wealth in the declarations should be disqualified, however, due to poor NAPC's performance, they can continue to participate in the competition.
Thus, during competition to the Supreme Court, the Public Integrity Council revealed false information in the declarations of at least 44 candidates, who have successfully passed the NAPC's verification, at the qualification assessment stage. As it turned out, NAPC employee Tetiana Shkerbko, convicted for participation in the organized crime group led by Viktor Yanukovych, was responsible for verifying candidates to the Supreme Court. Also, NAPC management has classified the results of this verification, as stated by the discloser Anna Solomatina. Unfortunately, the High Qualification Commission ignored the facts revealed by the Public Integrity Council referring to the NAPC findings and continued participation of candidates in the competition.