In December 2017, the NACP issued the official explanation
that the law enforcement officers could not initiate criminal proceedings for the lie in declaration and illicit enrichment without audits and conclusions of the agency itself.
At that time, the NABU detectives were already investigating dozens of such cases according to citizens' appeals and numerous journalistic investigations. But the NACP suddenly decided that they should become the filter between citizens and the law enforcement officers.
Subjects of criminal proceedings started to use the convenient explanation for them immediately.
For example, the decision of the NACP was immediately used
by the head of the State Service Lidiya Gavrylova, who was suspected
of illicit enrichment in the amount of almost 10 million USD, as well as the lie in declaration. Her case had already been sent by the SAPO prosecutors to the court. However, Gavrylova believes that without the NACP's verification law enforcement officers did not have the right to even open the case.