36 suspects, 93 new cases - NABU results as of January 2020

24.02.2020 00:00

The NABU Detectives have started pre-trial investigations as of 93 cases in January 2020. 36 persons are suspected of committing corruption crimes within criminal proceedings investigated by NABU and SAPO. Indictments as of 8 persons in 3 cases were sent to court. These are the results of NABU activities as of January 2020.

Two cases were sent to the High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine in January. There are cases as of the facts of causing USD 2.225 million damages to the "SpetsTechnoExport" SE and as of the facts of demanding and receiving an improper advantage by two officials of "Ukrgasvydobuvannia" PJSC.

In January 2020, the NABU Detectives exposed a number of officials on corruption. Among detainees there are:

NABU and SAPO gave notices of suspicion to abovementioned persons.

In particular, in January notices of suspicion were also given to:

In January, the former Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine in the administration of former President Viktor Yanukovych was extradited from Georgia. This pre-trial investigation the NABU Detectives started after transferring case files from the PGО in January 2020. 

In addition, in the last month the Supreme Court ruled important decisions. According to one of them, the court invalidated illegal agreement that allowed embezzling UAH 300 million of "Energorynok". In addition, in January, the Supreme Court confirmed that claims filed by NABU until June 5, 2019 (before the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, which deprived NABU of the said right) are legal.

 

According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine a person is considered not-guilty in commission of crime and cannot be a subject to criminal punishment, until he or she is found guilty by the court.