NABU Detectives detained an official of SE Derzhzovnishinform

On April 12, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the anti-corruption prosecutors detained a former Deputy Director of the State Enterprise (SE) State Research and Information Center for Monitoring International Commodity Markets (hereafter – Derzhzovnishinform). He is suspected of committing crimes under Part 5 Article 191 (Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official post) and Part 2 Article 366 (Forgery in office) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

According to the investigation, in May 2013 - February 2014 by prior agreement with the former Director of the SE Derzhzovnishinform, the former Deputy Director of the abovementioned SE abusing his authority without any reasonable ground have transferred 9.87 million UAH of State Enterprise Derzhzovnishinform funds to the accounts of number of fictitious private companies. The funds were transferred under signed contracts and certificates of the services provided.

The investigation revealed that the abovementioned private companies didn’t provide any services at all.The contracts and other documents were signed to hide criminal activity only.

Currently the detained was given a notice of suspicion for allegedly committing the abovementioned crimes.

On April 13, 2017, the court chose a preventive measure for the suspect in a form of temporary custody with 2 million UAH alternative bail. Also the location of the former Director of the SE is being established now. The NABU checks other officials on involvement in the criminal offenses.

The NABU Detectives started the investigation of the abovementioned criminal proceeding in December 2015.