NABU and SAPO detained persons involved in the public funds embezzlement of the SE EuroAmmonia

On September 8, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) detained three persons on suspicion of 40 million UAH public funds embezzlement of the State Enterprise (SE) EuroAmmonia (Ukrchimtransamiak). On the same day they were given notices of suspicion. The Acting Director of the SE EuroAmmonia is suspected of committing a crime under Part 5 Article 181 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine («Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by abuse of official position»). Two heads of private enterprises involved in the scheme of public funds embezzlement of the SE are suspected of committing crimes under Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The investigation revealed that during 2014  upon prior conspiracy the abovementioned persons embezzled funds that were intended for re-equipment of emergency warning systems installed for people living in 2.5-kilometer zone from the axis of the Ukrainian section of ammonia pipeline "Tolyatti-Odesa".

According to the NABU Detectives, the funds were paid on the terms of prepayment. The abovementioned sum was transferred to the accounts of controlled enterprises and was further  used by the suspects for their own needs.

The NABU Detectives started the pre-trial investigation as of the abovementioned facts in February 2016.