Kiev, Ukraine. More fallout is coming from Kiev and the Poroshenko porn tape extortion case, Seems a news editor in collaboration with former Ukrainian IRS chief Roman Nasirov were trying to blackmail Petro Poroshenko, who appeared in low budget porn films from 1997 to 2004.

The Editor-in-chief of the Strana.ua news portal Ihor Huzhva has been notified of suspicion of extortion, the press secretary of the Kiev prosecutor’s office Nadia Maksymets reported.

“Editor-in-chief of the Strana.ua Internet publication has been handed a suspicion of committing a crime under Part 3 of Article 189 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine,” she wrote on Facebook on Friday evening.

Maksymets added that the prosecutor’s office will apply to court on Saturday, June 24, with a petition to select a preventive detention measure for Huzhva.

As earlier reported by News Front, Huzhva was arrested in Kiev on Thursday, June 22, 2017. According to Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, Huzhva demanded $10,000 in exchange for not publishing compromising material on a politician. According to the PGO, photographic and video evidence backs up charges of impropriety.

Dmytro Linko, a Verkhovna Rada deputy from the Radical Party faction, confirmed on Friday morning that Huzhva had demanded money from him. Officials are focused on his connection to Roman Nasirov and Petro Poroshenko’s early pornography work.

The same day, the Kiev city prosecutor’s office reported that Huzhva and his mediator had been detained on suspicion of large-scale extortion. He is also ordered not to discuss the case in the press by the court officials.

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