61 new cases, five indictments sent to court - NABU and SAPO results in March 2021

13.04.2021 00:00

In March 2021, the NABU Detectives launched probes within 61 criminal cases, served four notices of suspicion, filed five indictments against eight people. Two convictions in respect of three persons came into force.

The Detectives also completed the investigation in a number of high-profile cases, including:

The following cases were sent to court:

The last month also saw new suspects in the PrivatBank case: the former chairman of the board, his deputy, and the head of the interbank operations department are suspected of embezzling USD 314.9 million (UAH 8.2 billion at the NBU exchange rate). This is the second episode in the criminal activity of PrivatBank's top management exposed by NABU. The first one concerned a scheme to withdraw almost UAH 140 million through an insurance company controlled by the bank's former beneficiaries.

In addition, in March, at the request of NABU and SAPO, the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court seized UAH 674 million in accounts with the State Treasury, intended to reimburse VAT to companies involved in a corruption scheme.

 

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