44 new investigations, 22 notices of suspicion – NABU, SAPO results in October 2021

10.11.2021 00:00

In October 2021, NABU launched investigations within 44 criminal cases, served 22 notices of suspicion, and filed five indictments regarding nine persons. Two conviction in respect of three persons came into force. Last month the Detectives exposed:

  • three persons suspected of embezzling Ukrzaliznytsia PJSC funds to the amount of UAH 11.8 million;
  • 16 persons suspected of embezzling the assets of the Odesa territorial community and laundering the illegally obtained income.

In October, NABU completed investigations regarding:

The following persons were put on trial:

In addition, the High Anti-Corruption Court approved a plea deal in a NABU's case, sentencing the former head of a branch of JSC "State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine" to 3.5 years in prison. This is for the first time in HACC's history, when a person has got a real prison term after a plea deal and not a suspended sentence.

In October, NABU and the Inspectorate General of the Security Forces of the Czech Republic have agreed on cooperation and exchange of information in the field of prevention, detection and investigation of criminal corruption offenses.

Last month, NABU Director took part in the 2021 Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting (2021 EEDIM), in Vienna. Artem Sytnyk spoke at the session of governance, transparency and accountability as key conditions for economic growth, trade, investment, and sustainable development that promote stability, security, and respect for human rights in the OSCE area.

The National Bureau jointly with Transparency International Ukraine and with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation have presented an educational series about the fight against corruption. It was titled "From corruption report to sentence" and launched via the National Digital Literacy Platform "Diia: Digital Education".

 

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