82 mln UAH public funds embezzlement of the National Project Air Express: indictment was sent to court

12.04.2017 13:42

The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) jointly with prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) finished the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the facts of 82 mln UAH public funds embezzlement at the State Enterprise Directorate for Construction and Management of Air Express National Project and other infrastructure facilities of Kyiv region (hereafter – SE Air Express). On April 10, 2017, the indictment was sent to Svyatoshynsky District Court of Kyiv region.

The investigation revealed that under the guise of signing and implementing the legal contracts, upon prior conspiracy with a private person using more than 20 fictitious enterprises the Former Acting Director of the SE embezzled public funds of the SE Air Express provided to build a railway line from Kyiv to Boryspil International Airport.

In September 2016, the private person (who created fictitious companies and signed the fictitious agreements) was detained.

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 205 (Sham business) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Another suspect - the Former Acting Director of the SE Air Express - has been placed on the international wanted list. In March 2017 Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv tried him in absentia according to the Chapter 24-1 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine.

The NABU`s jurisdiction in the abovementioned criminal proceeding was identified in April 2016.

If found guilty, the detainee may face imprisonment up to 12 years.